“CYBERSECURITY, FAKE NEWS, AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION” THEME OF FLORIDA BAR MEDIA LAW CONFERENCE AT UM SCHOOL OF LAW -- HIGH-PROFILE ALUMNA KATIE PHANG TO KEYNOTE APRIL 7 EVENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2017
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The Florida Bar
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The so-called “slow news day” may be a thing of the past. Since Election Day 2016, political news headlines are going viral at breakneck speed. Are they real or fake? Are the media the “enemy of the people”? Will the drama ever end?
Keynote speaker Katie S. Phang, a partner at Berger Singerman law firm in Miami and a legal contributor for NBC/MSNBC, along with other well-known lawyers, journalists, government officials, and professors, will sort it out at the 2017 Florida Bar Media Law Conference. It’s set for Friday, April 7, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the University of Miami School of Law, in Coral Gables. The conference theme is “Cybersecurity, Fake News, and The Trump Administration.”
The recent presidential campaign polarized the American populace in a heated and bitter race that transformed the media from neutral platform to active participant. As citizens battled at the ballot box, truth was often shaped and sometimes altered. Traditional news was challenged by the unconventional, and social media platforms raced to be first with the headline, or they became the headline. The public was left to decipher fact from fiction.
The Media Law Conference is a signature program of the Media & Communications Law Committee of The Florida Bar. Since 1974, it has provided a forum for the exchange of views and information on trending issues shared by the legal profession and news media.
The conference is co-sponsored this year by the University of Miami School of Law. It will also take an in-depth look at:
· First Amendment and The Trump Administration
· Fake News
· Government Tweets
Attorneys, judges, journalists, public relations practitioners, educators, law and communications students are invited to attend the day-long conference. The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $100 for lawyers and $40 for judges, non-lawyer media, non-lawyer faculty and public relations practitioners. The student rate is $15. Florida Bar members will receive 5.0 hours of general CLE credit.
Register by phone or by mail. Download the agenda and registration form at The Florida Bar website — www.floridabar.org/medialawconf
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