‘Rights & Risks’ Nov. 16, 17

The next two CNPA “Rights & Risks” seminars, led by Legal Counsel Nikki Moore, are set for 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 16) at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Santa Maria Times. All CNPA members are invited.

At the seminars, Moore covers issues including basics on the California Public Records Act and the state’s open meeting laws. The discussion touches on libel, the use of content posted to social media, and journalists’ rights in accessing school grounds and emergency-response scenes.

Think your team is up to speed on this stuff? Consider: With the turnover in newsrooms and all the changes in the law, everyone needs to review their rights to access people, places and institutions, review libel and privacy principles and come up to speed on all the quirky California-only laws that journalists just need to know, including new laws being considered in Sacramento right now.

Rights & Risks

2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16
The Tribune
3825 S. Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
Santa Maria Times
3200 Skyway Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93455

To join, just RSVP to Nikki Moore.