Protecting Journalists: First Amendment & Shiled Law | Kaitlin Gurney & Prof. Jane Kirtley | One-Day Law School for Journalists 2023

Photo of Kaitlin Gurney on the left and Prof. Jane Kirtley on the right

This presentation discusses the First Amendment and shield laws, as well as legal challenges journalists may encounter in their careers.

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  • Kaitlin Gurney, partner at Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Jane Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law and Director of Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law at University of Minnesota Law School

This was one of seven presentations during PMC's One-Day Law School for Journalists on July 18, 2023. One-Day Law School for Journalists supports journalists and others in the media who face the challenge of covering the courts without a law degree. The last presentation will be added to our YouTube channel soon. Please subscribe to get notified when it is added.

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