Poynter Speaker: Fake news, Bogus Science, and Bad Math: A journalist's advice for cutting through BS
"Fake news" is all the rage nowadays, but it's an issue with a long history. Much of Charles Seife's career has been devoted to distinguishing real from fake -- real news from fake news, good science from bad, useful numbers from bogus ones. In this talk, he'll discuss some prominent cases of misconduct, fraud, and other forms of deception that he's encountered and describe tools that he uses to sniff them out.
In a world where online information purveyors can distribute “fake news,” does it matter that audio, visual and audio/visual materials can be doctored or be utterly fictional?
As government transparency faces an uncertain future, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School invites you to come learn about the legal tools you can use to keep federal, state, and local governments open and accountable.
Learn how to effectively obtain information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)—how to draft requests, where to send them, what language you should use and how to work with agencies to avoid going to court.
The First Amendment on Campus: Constitutional reflections on recent campus speech controversies, with Prof. Catherine Ross 87'
Join Prof. Catherine Ross 87’, of George Washington University Law School to discuss the First Amendment on campus. Prof. Ross holds a B.A., Ph.D. (History) and JD from Yale and is the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at George Washington University where she specializes in constitutional law (with particular emphasis on the First Amendment), family law, and children’s rights.
Professors Jack Balkin and Robert Post on recent issues in First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, and assembly
In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Masses Publishing Co. v. Patten, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in association with the First Amendment Salons, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School, and the Committee on Media Law of the New York State Bar Association, cordially invite you to attend a “reargument” of the appeal in the case before a panel comprised of Judges Reena Raggi, Pierre N. Leval and Robert D. Sack. Floyd Abrams will appear for Masses Publishing Co.; Kathleen M. Sullivan will appear for Postmaster Patten.
Practical Digital Security for Journalists (and their lawyers)
The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School invite you, your journalist colleagues and others from your organization to the next in their series of occasional lunchtime discussions of current issues facing journalists and their lawyers.
Please join us for a conference on the pursuit of a definition of “commercial speech” and a multi-faceted look at how the absence of a coherent definition impacts First Amendment protections with regards to the content creation community, creativity in advertising, and other areas of corporate speech.
The Creep and its Impact
The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression invited applications to participate in the fifth annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC). The conference will be held at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut from April 29 – 30, 2017.
Conversation with Adam Liptak and Floyd Abrams on The Soul of the First Amendment
Floyd Abrams, a noted lawyer and award-winning legal scholar specializing in First Amendment issues, examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is the case anywhere else in the world.