For the past decade, the Law School has hosted an annual lecture series in which counsel, distinguished business leaders, editors and reporters, and other members of major media organizations speak on a broad range of legal issues related to the industry. Some of the past speakers have included: President of the Dramatists Guild of America John Weidman, former CEO of The New York Times Company Russell Lewis ‘73, economic journalist and business forecaster Knight Kiplinger, former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, and New York Times journalists Linda Greenhouse, Anthony Lewis, and Sam Roberts.
Campaign 2012: Who is Setting the Agenda?
October 19th, 2012
Join Dean Nick Allard and former White House Press Secretary and current Vice President of Facebook Joe Lockhart for a candid discussion regarding the interrelated roles of the news media, new media, politicians, and the 24-hour news cycle.
Saving the Media Business: A New Online Model?
October 14, 2009
Lawrence "Lon" Jacobs '81, Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel, News Corporation, focused on new online models for saving the media business. He discussed the issues posed by a fast-changing media climate, in which audiences are shifting to free, online sources of information, and online piracy presents other challenges.
Big Bird's Lawyer: Lessons from Practicing Law on the Street
October 30, 2008
Daniel Victor, Executive Vice President, International Sesame Workshop, who oversees the development of international strategies for Sesame Workshop, shared the lessons learned from representing this icon of television so that it could protect its intellectual property effectively on a global basis.
Off the Record: The Press, the Government, and the War over Anonymous Sources
September 26, 2007
Norman Pearlstine, senior advisor with The Carlyle Group and former Editor-in-Chief of Time, Inc. discussed the inside story of the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plane’s identity, the key issues concerning confidentiality of the press, and the legal measures that can be taken to protect journalists.