LOC Podcast: Preparing for the DNC – The Right to Photograph and Record in Public, NPPA/SPJ Seminar

Panelists at the NPPA/SPJ/RCFP program July 12 were, from left: Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association; Gregg Leslie, Legal Defense Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; David Boardman, Dean, Temple University, School of Media and Communication; Jim MacMillan, Independent Photojournalist and Program Manager, Temple University Center for Public Interest Journalism; Joseph Gidjunis, Independent Photojournalist; Francis T. Healy, Special Advisor to the COmmissioner, Philadelphia Police Dept.; and Lt. John Stanford, Public Information Officer, Philadelphia Police Dept
Panelists at the NPPA/SPJ/RCFP program July 12 were, from left: Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association; Gregg Leslie, Legal Defense Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; David Boardman, Dean, Temple University, School of Media and Communication; Jim MacMillan, Independent Photojournalist and Program Manager, Temple University Center for Public Interest Journalism; Joseph Gidjunis, Independent Photojournalist; Francis T. Healy, Special Advisor to the COmmissioner, Philadelphia Police Dept.; and Lt. John Stanford, Public Information Officer, Philadelphia Police Dept

In this installment of the Lubetkin on Communications Podcast, we present a panel discussion recorded July 12, 2016 at Temple University in Philadelphia. The panel, co-sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press, focused on the upcoming Democratic National Convention, and was intended to brief journalists on their rights to make photos and video recordings during the expected street demonstrations and protests at the convention.

Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association, poses with @PodcastSteve after the NPPA's DNC Seminar in Philadelphia. (Shelly Lubetkin Photo)
Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association, poses with @PodcastSteve after the NPPA’s DNC Seminar in Philadelphia. (Shelly Lubetkin Photo)

We reached out to Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association, and offered our services to produce this podcast for those unable to attend the two-hour seminar on the Temple University campus.

Download a PDF of the program from the event here. The program includes a brief bullet-point list of some of your rights to make photographs in public places.
NPPA DNC Seminar Brochure – 7-12-2016

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An expert panel discussion regarding First Amendment rights:

  • What are the rights of citizens and the press to photograph and record in public?
  • Can police seize and view those images or order them to be deleted?
  • What is some of the most recent case law regarding these issues?
  • How can we foster a better understanding of our respective rights and responsibilities in order to have a greater respect for the roles that everyone plays in newsgathering and free speech?
  • Journalists, lawyers, law enforcement officers as well as journalism, criminal justice & law students are all encouraged to attend.                                                                       

Moderator:

  • Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association

Panelists:

  • David Boardman, Dean, Temple University, School of Media and Communication
  • Francis T. Healy, Special Advisor to the COmmissioner, Philadelphia Police Dept.
  • Lt. John Stanford, Public Information Officer, Philadelphia Police Dept.
  • Gregg Leslie, Legal Defense Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Gayle C. Sproul, Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP
  • Joseph Gidjunis, Independent Photojournalist
  • Jim MacMillan, Independent Photojournalist and Program Manager, Temple University Center for Public Interest Journalism

2 Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Preparing for the DNC: Right to Photograph & Record in Public - JPG Photography
  2. Press freedom in an age of fake news, government restrictions, and public apathy, with Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel, NPPA | National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

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