Navigating Legal Challenges in Journalism

Suggested donation: $15.00

December 15, 2020

Navigating Legal Challenges in Journalism

Learn strategies to help your news organization handle tricky legal situations, including accusations of libel and slander.

Overview

  • Tune in for a free, one-hour webinar on Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Learn from CIR CEO Christa Scharfenberg and general counsel Victoria Baranetsky
  • Ask questions about the legal situations that concern you
  • Feel more confident about protecting yourself and your organization

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

Learning Outcomes

In addition to learning from The Center for Investigative Reporting's experience in managing their own libel suit, students will have the opportunity to pose questions to the instructors. By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify strategies that limit your vulnerability to defamation lawsuits.
  • Describe how one media organization has navigated complex legal challenges to defend their reporting.
  • Apply expert tips that can you leverage without an attorney.

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

Overview

  • Tune in for a free, one-hour webinar on Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Learn from CIR CEO Christa Scharfenberg and general counsel Victoria Baranetsky
  • Ask questions about the legal situations that concern you
  • Feel more confident about protecting yourself and your organization

Training five or more people?
Check out our custom training.

Join The Center for Investigative Reporting CEO Christa Scharfenberg and general counsel Victoria Baranetsky in this interactive dialogue to discuss how reporters and news organizations can handle libel and slander suits, including an overview of the libel suit CIR has been fighting for the past four years. This one-hour webinar will cover evolving legal developments in defamation, emerging challenges, anti-SLAPP laws and resources that journalists and organizations can use to protect themselves and their reporters in the pursuit of truth. Attendees to this free webinar will not only have the opportunity to glean insights from CIR, producers of the award-winning Reveal public radio show and podcast, but will also have ample time to pose their own questions.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@newsu.org.

Broadcast date: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 3 p.m. Eastern. Replay available on demand.

Who should take this course?

Reporters, editors, newsroom leaders and others who want to learn how to protect themselves against legal challenges

Cost

This one-hour webinar is free thanks to generous support from The Democracy Fund.

Instructors

  • Christa Scharfenberg
    CEO, The Center for Investigative Reporting
    Christa Scharfenberg is CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting. She joined CIR in 2003 as communications manager and has been a leader in its...
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  • Victoria Baranetsky
    General Counsel, The Center for Investigative Reporting
    Victoria Baranetsky is general counsel at The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she counsels reporters on newsgathering, libel, privacy, subpoenas, and other newsroom matters. Prior...
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