Ohio Bar hosts annual law-media conference

law-media conf f15The Ohio State Bar Association, with the support of the Columbus chapter of SPJ, will once again host its popular Law and Media Conference. The event is Oct. 16 in Columbus, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Journalists, lawyers, academics, judges and others will take up such topics as police body cameras, drones, defamation, hot privacy issues and legislation that could affect the Ohio Public Records Act.

One session sure to fill the room: “Punching Out Scruff Face: Jesse Ventura/American Sniper Libel Lessons.” According to event material, speakers (from New York, Minneapolis and Columbus) will provide “a deep dive into the facts and defamation law surrounding the Jesse Ventura v. Kyle case and discuss its potential future impact on media and the First Amendment.”

The Ohio Association of Broadcasters and Ohio Newspaper Association join SPJ as co-sponsor of the conference.

Costs begin at $15 for students and $30 for professionals and go up after Oct. 9, with more information on the Bar Association website.



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