Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age

The Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age will examine how free expression has evolved in the digital age and, in particular, how the law has impacted – and can impact – this evolution. Each year, the Task Force will identify within the broader topic a single issue to examine in-depth over the course of a year. The Task Force’s paramount goal is to educate both the legal community and public through the annual examinations. Among other things, the Task Force intends to hold public hearings and open meetings; encourage the participation of local journalists, media organizations, academics, law students, and the bench and bar in committee programs and activities; and make recommendations regarding potential changes in the law and public policy.

UPCOMING EVENT

Rethinking Libel Law in a New Era of Journalism
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Live CLE Program & Webcast
New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207
Livestream it here!

2.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Free for NYSBA Members | Non-Member: $100

REGISTER HERE!

Special Offer for In-Person Attendees: Register to attend the program in-person at the Bar Center and receive 25% off your 2020 NYSBA membership dues and enroll in a free section of your choice!  Call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 or email mrc@nysba.org to sign up for this special offer!”


The Economics of News Organizations in the Digital World, NYSBA News Release, September 13, 2019

The Economics of News Organizations in the Digital World, Recording, September 16, 2019

State Bar Task Force Looks at Rise of News Deserts in Effort to Save Local Journalism, NYSBA News Release, September 16, 2019

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

 FOIL and the Future of Local Journalism : Rethinking Access to Information in a Digital Age, Syracuse Hearing Recording
, October 16, 2019

FOIL and the Future of Local Journalism: Rethinking Access to Information in a Digital Age, Syracuse Hearing Transcript
, October 16, 2019

The Crisis in Journalism: Are Nonprofits the Answer?, NYSBA News Release, November 14, 2019

The Crisis in Journalism: Are Nonprofits the Answer? New York City Hearing Recording, November 19, 2019

Rethinking Libel Law in a New Era of Journalism, NYSBA News Release, December 9, 2019


TASK FORCE IN THE NEWS

New York State Bar Association Announces Groundbreaking Initiative to Support and Save Local News Outlets, NYSBA News Release, June 11, 2019

NY Bar Association Launches Effort to Save Local News, Associated Press, June 11, 2019

N.Y. Bar Association Launches Task Force Aimed at Saving Local News, Associations Now, June 13, 2019

Bar association addresses journalism in digital age, Mid-Hudson News, June 15, 2019

Public files slam shut, despite law, Times Union, October 18, 2019

Informative forum on open government, Daily Gazette, November 11, 2019


Task Force Roster