October 11, 2019: FOIL and the Future of Local Journalism: Rethinking Access to Information in a Digital Age

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:30 P.M. – SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

The New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age will host a special roundtable event, “FOIL and the Future of Local Journalism: Rethinking Access to Information in a Digital Age” on Wednesday, October 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Syracuse University College of Law.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be livestreamed.

Task force co-chair David McCraw, deputy general counsel for The New York Times, will moderate two expert panels of journalists, professors, practitioners, FOIA officers, and government officials.

Panelists include Jeremy Boyer, executive editor, Auburn Citizen; Michael J. Grygiel, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig; Roy Gutterman, director, Tully Center for Free Speech, and associate professor, Newhouse School, Syracuse University; Diane Kennedy, president, New York News Publishers Association; John Lammers, senior director of content, Advance Media New York; Kristin O’Neill, assistant director, The Committee on Open Government; Kathryn Sheingold, assistant solicitor general, Office of the Attorney General; Paul Wolf, president, Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government.  

Task force Co-Chair Cynthia Arato, partner at Shapiro Arato Bach, and LaVonda N. Reed, associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at Syracuse University College of Law, will make introductory remarks. 

Visit www.nysba.org/FreeExpressionOctober to register to attend the event, which will be held at the law school’s Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, Dineen Hall.

Livestream Information
Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age Panel Meeting
2:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m., Oct. 16
WATCH HERE

Contact: Christian Nolan
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518-487-5536

About the New York State Bar Association
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.

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