VNA on legal issues, new communication technology next week
VPA / December 04, 2013Virginia Tech Professor W. Wat Hopkins will lead a Virginia Newspaper Academy next week on legal issues facing journalists that arise from new communication technologies.
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: VPA Headquarters, 11529 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059
This workshop will cover complications the Internet and social media cause in the areas of defamation, privacy and anonymity (by both sources for reporters and anonymous posters on electronic bulletin boards).
It will also cover how copyright has become a troublesome issue for traditional news media and problems of using social media as sources of information. Cost is $45, which includes lunch. VPA members can send two for the price of one.