Thursday, July 17th, 7pm

Talk on Reporter's Privilege

with David Zeeck and Eric Stahl

Join us for a talk about Freedom of the Press. Reporter's Privilege, also called reporter shield law, is the right of journalists not to be compelled to testify or disclose sources and information in court. In the last decade this right has become increasingly under fire. From Watergate and the Pentagon Papers to Iran-Contra and Abu Ghraib, journalists have used information from confidential sources to reveal illegal conduct by our government. Although the first amendment protects the Freedom of the Press, there is no national shield law leaving interpretation open state by state.

David Zeeck has been executive editor of The News Tribune since 1994. Before that, he worked for 20 years at The Kansas City Star as a reporter and executive editor. Zeeck is active in several national journalism organizations and past president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Eric Stahl is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine law firm in Seattle. He focuses on media and copyright law and regularly advises media outlets on defamation, right of publicity and privacy torts, protection of intellectual property, and other content-related issues.

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civil rights, freedom of the press, journalists