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Texas Newsrooms and the Law

Topic: Texas Newsrooms and the Law

Date/Time: Wed., Dec. 14 | 11 AM CENTRAL

Speaker: Stacy Allen, Jackson Walker LLP

Stacy Allen, a partner with TAB’s Texas legal counsel, Jackson Walker LLP, and co-author of the TAB Newsroom Legal Guide, will provide the current legal landscape for Texas newsrooms.

Learn what existing Texas law and recent court decisions say about the newsgathering process. Familiarize yourself with how they also affect our dissemination of news coverage over-the-air, online, and digitally.

Among the topics the webinar will cover:

  • 2015 Third Party Allegations statute, a legislative clarification to existing Texas libel law in response to the disastrous 2013 Neely v. Wilson court decision
  • 2013 Defamation Mitigation Act, Texas’ uniform corrections/retractions law
  • 2011 Citizen Participation Act (and its 2019 amendments), Texas’ anti-SLAPP litigation law for early dismissal from libel cases
  • 2009 Free Flow of Information Act, Texas’ reporter shield law protecting newsroom work product and preventing compelled testimony
  • 1993 Interlocutory Appeal statute, a pre-trial dismissal appeal mechanism for newsroom cases
  • The Texas Public Information Act and how it applies to various types of reporting

We will also have Q&A time at the end of the presentation to answer your newsgathering legal questions on privacy, drones, trespass, illegal/improper photography, etc.

Note: this webinar will be archived and available one week after the live event:

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