NAB Show: First Things First, Is the Press Still Free?

NAB Show Education is where you will find the answer and gain an understanding of key trends shaping the future of Media and Entertainment. Programs and sessions are relevant across all of the professional communities that intersect at NAB Show. CPJ is excited to join the NAB Show panel, “First Things First: Is the Press Still Free?” Panelists: Scott Libin- Senior Fellow, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Minnesota Rebecca MacKinnon-Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America; CPJ Board member Katie Townsend-Litigation Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press The Hon. Jessica Rosenworcel- Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission Journalism can be a successful engine of democracy when facts can be reported objectively without fear or favor. Yet, we now hear public claims of “fake news” and, in some cases, the media is threatened with revised libel laws or the revocation of broadcast licenses. All of this is taking place at a time when journalists and citizens have an unprecedented ability to reach a wide audience and ready access to policymakers’ unfiltered viewpoints through social media. How do each of these conditions affect journalism? How should the media respond? Is freedom of the press being threatened or more expansive than ever before? When: Mon. April 9 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM Where: Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall Meeting Rooms – N258 You can register for this event here