will be the featured speaker at
meeting of the New York
State Bar Association (NYSBA) Task Force
Free Expression in the Digital Age on Monday
September 16. The panel meeting will
be livestreamed for
the public starting at 9 a.m.
The task force, announced by NYSBA President Hank Greenberg this past June, has set
out to tackle the crisis
local journalism in the
digital age and will make
recommendations on how
state, the legal, and
business sectors can protect local
news and define the future
local media in New York and across the country.
Abernathy, a renowned journalism
professional and the Knight Chair
in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina,
a leading expert on the crisis and
economics of the decline of local journalism.
Her experience as a reporter,
editor and senior media business
executive gives her a
unique perspective in preserving quality
journalism by helping
news organizations succeed economically in the digital world.
New York has been directly
impacted by the loss of hometown journalism. According
to a 2018 study published
by Professor Abernathy, “the number of newspapers in New York state has decreased by 34 percent since
Viewers will be allowed to ask questions of the presenter
in the chat feature
the livestreaming platform. Chats will be
monitored by a moderator.
Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital
Age Panel Meeting 9:00 – 10:30
Livestream – WATCH HERE Click ‘Download & Join’ Button
About New York
The New York
State Bar Association is the largest voluntary
state bar association in the
nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the
development of law,
educated and informed the legal profession and
the public, and championed the rights of New
Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
Contact: Brendan Kennedy