OMLN's Spring Conference: Journalism's Digital Transition

We're pleased to announce that, on Friday April 9, 2010, the Citizen Media Law Project and Berkman's Cyberlaw Clinic are hosting a conference at Harvard Law School to celebrate the launch of the Online Media Legal Network (OMLN).  OMLN supports promising ventures and innovative thinkers in online and digital media by providing access to legal help that would otherwise be unavailable.

Entitled “Journalism’s Digital Transition: Unique Legal Challenges and Opportunities,” the program will bring together panels of academics, legal practitioners, and journalists. Topics will include:

  • Saving Journalism from Itself? Hot News, Copyright Fair Use and News Aggregation
  • Building and Managing Online Communities -- Anonymity, Defamation and Privacy, Oh My!
  • The Future of Journalism: Law and Ethics in a Changing Media Ecosystem

Please visit the OMLN website for more information on the conference agenda, registration, and logistics and lodging.

We hope that you will join us in Cambridge for an opportunity to meet members of OMLN and to learn more about the legal issues faced by journalists working online. A limited number of free and reduced-fee registrations that will be made available to academics, students, and public interest attorneys.  Please contact us to see about a fee waiver.

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of the conference, please contact OMLN staff attorney Kimberley Isbell for details. Sponsors will receive a limited number of free registrations, tickets to a dinner with Harvard Law School Professor and Berkman Center Faculty Co-Director Jonathan Zittrain as the Keynote Speaker, as well as prominent acknowledgement on the OMLN website and at the conference.

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