WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:30 P.M. –
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
The New York
State Bar Association’s Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age will
host a special roundtable event, “FOIL and the Future of Local Journalism:
Rethinking Access to Information in a Digital Age” on Wednesday, October 16 from
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Syracuse University College of Law.
The event is
free, open to the public, and will be livestreamed.
co-chair David McCraw, deputy general counsel for The New York Times,
will moderate two expert panels of journalists, professors, practitioners, FOIA
officers, and government officials.
Jeremy Boyer, executive editor, Auburn Citizen; Michael J.
Grygiel, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig; Roy Gutterman, director,
Tully Center for Free Speech, and associate professor, Newhouse School,
Syracuse University; Diane Kennedy, president, New York News Publishers
Association; John Lammers, senior director of content, Advance Media New
York; Kristin O’Neill, assistant director, The Committee on Open
Government; Kathryn Sheingold, assistant solicitor general, Office of
the Attorney General; Paul Wolf, president, Buffalo Niagara Coalition
for Open Government.
Task force Co-Chair
Cynthia Arato, partner at Shapiro Arato Bach, and LaVonda N. Reed,
associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at Syracuse
University College of Law, will make introductory remarks.
Visit www.nysba.org/FreeExpressionOctober to register to attend the event,
which will be held at the law school’s Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, Dineen
Task Force on Free Expression in the
Digital Age Panel Meeting
2:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m., Oct. 16
Contact: Christian Nolan
About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar
Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since
1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the
legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers
through advocacy and guidance in our communities.