Please note that CLE credits will not be offered at this program.
New York State Bar Association
Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age
The Crisis in Local Journalism:
Are Nonprofits the Answer?
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall
Room 101 (First Floor)
435 West 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Link to Livestream
As the 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.
Paul Bass, Editor, New Haven Independent; Carroll Bogert, President, The Marshall Project; Jennifer Borg, Of Counsel, Pashman Stein, Former General Counsel of North Jersey Media Group; David Bralow, First Amendment and Newsroom Counsel, First Look and The Intercept; Sharon Chan, Vice-President, Philanthropy, The New York Times; Jennifer Preston, VP/Journalism, Knight Foundation, Dick Tofel, President, ProPublica; Moderator, Cynthia S. Arato, Partner, Shapiro Arato Bach LLP, Co-chair
Henry M. Greenberg, President, New York State Bar Association, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Gillian Lester, Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel, The New York Times, Co-chair
to register for the event or contact Eunice Bencke at [email protected]!
Please note that this is a free non-CLE event for attorneys, law students, media, and members of the public.
Click here to learn more about the work of the Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age.