Upcoming presentation on blogging, Internet journalism and First Amendment issues.

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I ran into Robyn Sekula yesterday and she told me about a forthcoming event that could be of interest to local bloggers, although it’s doubtful we’ll be seeing Professor Erik or Dan Coffey in attendance.

If this presentation is of interest to you, let me know and I’ll provide you the contact information or forward your thoughts to Robyn.

So you’ve posted a new item on your web site or blog. Comments began pouring in. But one commenter says that the main story subject beats his wife. Can you edit that? Can you delete it? What if you do nothing and the comment goes live – can you be sued? And does it make a difference if the person who posts the comment is anonymous?

Noted media and first amendment attorney Jon L. Fleischaker will guide you through these murky waters in a noon presentation for the Society of Professional Journalists. The event will be held Tuesday, January 26, at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. Fourth Street, in the performance studio. The program is $10 for SPJ members, $12 for non-members and includes a box lunch and drink from City Café.

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn how to handle this emerging media problem from the foremost expert on First Amendment issues in the region. SPACE IS LIMITED. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, January 21.

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