Free seminar covers brand-new laws

Legal Counsel Nikki Moore will take CNPA’s “Rights and Risks” seminar to several California newsrooms in coming weeks:

Sacramento Valley Mirror, Willows: 1 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 10

Lodi News-Sentinel: 1 p.m. this Thursday, Oct 11

Long Beach Post: 1 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 19

Santa Monica Daily Press: 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22

Santa Maria Times: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23

Ventura County Star: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24

The Healdsburg Tribune: 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26

CNPA members from nearby shops are invited to join in. Just RSVP with Nikki Moore.

About the seminars:

At a CNPA “Rights and Risks” seminar, CNPA Legal Counsel Nikki Moore, pictured, provides an overview on legal basics including the California Public Records Act and the state’s open-meeting laws, libel, privacy laws, the reporter’s privilege, the use of content posted to social media, and journalists’ rights in accessing school grounds and emergency-response scenes.

Moore will also be discussing new laws on access to police records, which Gov. Jerry Brown just signed on Sept. 30. She will explain the language to explain what is and is not disclosable, how the laws will work practically, and what journalists can do to ensure speedy access to these records.

Are the seminars too far for your people to attend? Consider hosting a Rights and Risks seminar at your shop.

It’s free, though you’ll need to allow staffers from other area CNPA-member companies to join in.

Learn more online or by contacting Nikki Moore now at 916-288-6006.