Media & the Law Seminar
Each year, the University of Kansas School of Law and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Media Law Committee host the Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City, along with other local events, to facilitate and encourage dialogue about the latest legal issues and developments in media, law and technology.
The 30th Annual Media & the Law Seminar
The Fickle Future of First Freedoms
Countering Top Threats to the First Amendment
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel at the Plaza
Kansas City, MO
Digital technology has changed everything — from the way international corporations do business to the way teenagers communicate with each other. But with those changes come challenges, and press freedom is not immune.
News leaders resoundingly agree that laws related to the First Amendment are no longer adequate in the digital age. In a recent survey of leading news editors by the Knight Foundation, 88 percent agreed that “there are many unsettled legal questions about the scope of free expression” today.
At this year’s 30th annual seminar, we will take on these unanswered questions and present how media law practitioners can counter the top threats to the First Amendment. Topics will include the chilling effects of surveillance, hacking and consumer monitoring; retaliation and revenge against the media through litigation funding; fair use abuse; government secrecy; and more.
Thursday, May 4 | 4 - 5:45 p.m.
A Five Star Review: Navigating the Pros and Cons of Crowdsourced Media for Your Clients and Firm
Friday, May 5 | 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Don’t Say Anything: Analyzing Unpublishing Demands, Nondisparagement Clauses, and Whistleblower Retaliation and their Impact on the Fourth Estate
DMCA Smackdown — Take it Down Because I Said So!
Anonymous Speech and the Dark Web: Resolving the Tension between First Amendment Rights and Online Threats to Reputation, Privacy and Public Safety
#mediafrenzy: Exploring the Changing Coverage of 'Trials of the Century'
Technology, Truth, and the First Amendment
What Ever Happened to Champerty?
About the Seminar
Since 1987, the Media and the Law seminar series has brought together lawyers, judges and others to discuss legal issues and trends in media, law and technology. Initiated by leadership in the Kansas City media liability insurance community, the seminar is planned by local area media lawyers, journalists and educators and coordinated by the University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education staff. From the latest First Amendment litigation to emerging social media risks, the "hot topics" of each year are explored and debated by a panel of experts and distinguished speakers.
For questions, contact:
The University of Kansas
Professional & Continuing Education
Regents Center 125
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 785-864-5823 or (toll free) 877-404-5823