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Faculty Symposium: The Role of the Media: The First Amendment and Beyond

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The Faculty Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Faculty Shark Club (Rosenthal Building).

Freedom of the press is a paramount right guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. This freedom is recognized as necessary for the free exchange of ideas in a democracy. Yet, the media is sometimes seen as going beyond the boundaries of its mission and impinging on rights guaranteed to individuals. Freedom of the press does not entirely insulate the media from suits based on defamation and invasion of privacy. This symposium will explore the role of the media through the lens of politics, law, and history. The discussion will include the role of the media generally, the protection of the media in fulfilling its role, and the way courts treat the media’s intrusiveness into private lives.

Presenters

Michael Richmond, J.D., M.S.L.S., professor of law, has been teaching at the Shepard Broad College of Law since 1978. He currently teaches Torts and Constitutional Law II (the First Amendment). Richmond taught a course in Defamation, Privacy, and Publicity, as well as a Goodwin Seminar dealing with media intrusiveness. He was president of the faculty senate in the early 1980s. His research interests range from torts to popular culture and from publicity to Gilbert and Sullivan. Richmond is presently researching an article dealing with questions raised by the First Amendment.

Charles Zelden, Ph.D., professor of history and political science for the department of history and political science in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, is the author of seven books and numerous articles. Zelden teaches and writes at the borderland of law, history, and politics. His teaching includes addressing the role of a free press in a democratic society. Zelden also is a regular political commentator for local and national media outlets including CNN, AP, the Tallahassee Democrat, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, WLRN public radio, and each of the South Florida network television affiliates.

RSVP to
facultysymposium@nova.edu.