Project Leader: Professor Ellen P. Goodman
Digital startups and citizen journalists are plugging the news hole — getting the public important information and keeping the powerful accountable. If you are providing content for this new information ecosystem, thank you! You’ve probably run into basic legal questions, such as whether you can post video you captured or whether you need to take down video that has bothered someone. These are standard newsgathering law questions. We saw that need and thought we could help, while also training the next generation of legal professionals that can advise journalists. Students under the supervision of Professor Goodman tackled the most common newsgathering law questions from a New Jersey perspective. They prepared FAQs giving journalists a sense of the legal terrain — ways to think about their questions.
Visit the Rutgers News Law Project for more information.