Our Executive Branch has kept local and national media on our toes since Jan. 20, and it appears we’ll remain in that position for the next 3 years, 11 months and change. (Not that anyone is counting…)
Journalists need to know about their rights now more than ever.
The Utah Headliners SPJ chapter is hosting a conference March 24-25, including a Friday cocktail hour with legal experts on hand to field your questions.
The session is included with your $25-$35 registration fee, so this is an added-extra to a full day of useful sessions and panel discussions tailored for Western journalists.
Oh, and it includes refreshments. We’ll say it again for you starving college students out there: There will be free food.
Panelists include attorneys Jeff Hunt and David Reymann, from Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, and Ed Carter, director of BYU’s School of Communications. Hunt and Reymann have helped Utah media with a host of open records battles and they help host the state’s open records hotline. Carter specializes in issues of communications, copyright and media law.
The event is from about 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Peery Hotel at 110 Broadway in Salt Lake City.