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Prince Lobel Co-Sponsors “Reader Comments on Media Websites Workshop”
November 20, 2008
|READER COMMENTS ON THE WEB
A Collaborative Workshop of Newspaper Editors and Media Lawyers plus a lunch address on “Change Now: How Newspapers Can Prevail in the Internet Age”
The New England Newspaper Association, (NENA) and New England Press Association (NEPA), along with the law firm of Prince Lobel, and prominent media lawyers from throughout New England, are offering the following half-day collaborative workshop.
A half-day workshop discussing your newspaper’s liability for reader comments on your website, including:
We expect to spend approximately a third of the time discussing the legal aspects of reader comments and two thirds dealing with the practical issues editors and website administrators need to address when they allow reader comments.
This is meant to be interactive. Please come ready to discuss your paper’s experiences and questions. In addition, the expert panel will include:
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, 10 Lincoln Square, Worcester, MA 01608.
Directions: Take Route 90 (Mass Pike) to Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Route 290 East. Get off at Exit 17. Take a left at the top of the ramp at a set of lights. At the second set of lights at the bottom of the hill make a left onto Major Taylor Boulevard (formerly Worcester Center Boulevard). The Hotel is on your right.
You can pay at the door (cash or check) or by faxing this registration form with credit card information.
IMPORTANT REQUEST: As part of the program, we would like to hand out examples of policies/rules/terms and conditions that newspapers are currently using. If you’d like your newspaper’s policies to be included in that group, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.