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Reporters Committee to co-sponsor Law School for Digital Journalists at ONA11 conference

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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will co-sponsor the Law School for Digital Journalists at Harvard University later…

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will co-sponsor the Law School for Digital Journalists at Harvard University later this month in conjunction with the Online News Association’s 2011 annual conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

Reporters Committee Executive Director Lucy Dalglish and Freedom of Information Director Mark Caramanica are among the workshop presenters on Sept. 22, and the Reporters Committee will have an ongoing presence throughout ONA11 on Sept. 23 and 24 at exhibit table 35. The Reporters Committee is co-sponsoring the legal workshop with the Boston-based law firm Prince Lobel.

“We’re really pleased to be a part of ONA’s conference as a sponsor, as speakers and as participants,” Dalglish said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to let online journalists know about the myriad free media-law resources — including the very well-reviewed Digital Journalist’s Legal Guide — that can be accessed on our website (rcfp.org). We also appreciate the opportunity to meet and talk to journalists when they aren’t necessarily in trouble.”

ONA is presenting the Law School for Digital Journalists at Harvard Law School in cooperation with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. For workshop registration and more information, see: http://ona11.journalists.org/2011/06/ona11-law-school-for-digital-journalists-at-harvard.

About the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Founded in 1970, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press offers free legal support to thousands of working journalists and media lawyers each year. It is a leader in the fight against persistent efforts by government officials to impede the release of public information, whether by withholding documents or threatening reporters with jail. In addition to its 24/7 Legal Defense Hotline, the Reporters Committee conducts cutting-edge legal research, publishes handbooks and guides on media law issues, files frequent friend-of-the-court legal briefs and offers challenging fellowships and internships for young lawyers and journalists. For more information, go to www.rcfp.org, or follow us on Twitter @rcfp.

About the Online News Association

The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of online journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, technologists, photographers, academics, students and others who produce and distribute news for digital delivery systems. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association annual conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.