Robert A. Bertsche Speaker and Panelist at NENPA Annual Convention

February 5, 2010

Rob Bertsche will present sessions on the following topics:

Libel – How to Stay Out of Court  Rob will provide attendees with an overview of libel, privacy, and newsgathering law to help teach publishers how to reduce the risk of being sued.

Internet and Media Law – Rob will lead a discussion on the impact the Internet is having on issues such as information security, telemarketing, copyright, privacy, public notices, and e-commerce. In addition, Rob will join a panel of experts leading a discussion on the following topics:

From Full-Time to Freelance: Has Cost Cutting Provided More Freedom With Writers and Photographers? – The panel will discuss how the increased use of freelancers vs. full-time employees is impacting copyright law, deadlines, copy editing systems, beat structures, and coverage.

The Free v. Paid Online Content Debate – During these difficult economic times, newspapers are taking a serious look at whether they should charge for online content. This panel will debate the pros and cons of this difficult business decision.

New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) is a leading trade association providing services and programs to help its members publish better and more profitable newspapers. NENPA members have access to a media law hotline, which is staffed by Prince Lobel media law attorneys.


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