Panel: Law and ethics in a changing media ecosystem

This panel looks at the challenges, both legal and journalistic, facing journalism ventures that seek to build and maintain online communities, from article comments to community forums and blogs. Including the role of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, dealing with and protecting anonymous commenters, and concerns regarding defamation and privacy.

Patrick Carome – Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Bill Densmore – Consultant to Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at University of Missouri and co-founder of CircLabs Inc.

Eric Goldman – Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law

Jeff Howe – Contributing editor at and author of Crowdsourcing

Barbara Wall – Vice President/Senior Associate General Counsel, Gannett Co.

David Ardia (moderator) – Director, Citizen Media Law Project, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

This panel is part of the Online Media Legal Network’s 2010 conference “Journalism’s Digital Transition:

Unique Legal Challenges and Opportunities” held at Harvard Law School on Friday, April 9, 2010.

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