TUESDAY, NOV. 19 – 6 P.M. – COLUMBIA
The New York
State Bar Association’s Task Force on Free Expression in the
Digital Age will host
a special event, “The Crisis in Local Journalism: Are Nonprofits the Answer?”
on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. at Columbia Law School.
The event is
free, open to the public, and will be livestreamed.
traditional business model for local news media has become harder to sustain in
a digital marketplace, nonprofits are being asked to play a larger role in the
news industry. They have included specialized news outlets dealing with topics
like climate change and social justice, investigative journalism nonprofits and
smaller entities covering local communities in the way that for-profit dailies
once did. The forum will focus on the possibilities and limitations of
nonprofit journalism as a means of filling the gap left by the decline in
traditional journalism outlets.
Arato, partner at Shapiro
Arato Bach, and co-chair of the task force, will moderate the event. Panelists include
Paul Bass, editor, New Haven Independent; Carroll Bogert, president,
The Marshall Project; Jennifer Borg, of counsel at Pashman Stein and former
general counsel of North Jersey Media Group; David Bralow, First
Amendment and newsroom counsel, First Look and The Intercept; Sharon Chan,
vice president of philanthropy, The New York Times; Jennifer Preston,
vice president of journalism, Knight Foundation; and Dick Tofel, president,
of the New York State Bar Association and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; Gillian
Lester, dean and Lucy G. Moses professor of law at Columbia Law School; and
David McCraw, deputy general counsel of The New York Times and
co-chair of the task force, will give opening remarks.
Click here to register for the event.
Task Force on Free Expression in the
Tuesday, Nov. 19 – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101 (First Floor) 435
West 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE
Contact: Christian Nolan
the Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age
President Hank Greenberg formed the groundbreaking Task Force on Free
Expression in the Digital Age to examine the crisis of local journalism in the
digital age and to make recommendations on how New York state, the legal and
business sectors can protect local news and define the future of local media in
not only New York but throughout the country.
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.