University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones will present at several conferences in coming weeks related to issues of media in the digital age. Her forthcoming presentations include:
—The Access & Accountability Conference at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut on Oct. 26-27, where she will speak on a panel focused on newsgathering rights. Among the topics Andersen Jones will address are challenges presented by those who are excluded from governmental press conferences and litigation strategies for those who are blocked by government officials on Twitter and other social media.
— The Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 4, where she will participate in a panel titled “Courts in the Age of New Media.”
—On Nov. 9, Andersen Jones will speak on recent developments in First Amendment Law at “Communications Law in a Digital Age,” a conference of media scholars and practitioners in New York City. She will speak at a session that will also include remarks from Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times; renowned Supreme Court litigator Paul Smith; and former Stanford Law School dean Kathleen Sullivan.
—The National Communications Association Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 17, where she will speak at a session for law and journalism scholars, titled “The Journalist’s Privilege for Confidential Sources: Revisiting Branzburg v. Hayes Forty-Five Years Later.”