Oct. 2, 2012: A representative of the UNC athletic department, The Daily Tar Heel sports editor, a sports law expert, and athletes discuss Carolina’s athletic department and team social media policies, how a ban on tweeting affects media coverage of sports, how other schools and states are addressing this issue and whether UNC policies violate the First Amendment and privacy rights of UNC’s student athletes. Panelists include UNC Associate Athletic Director Paul Pogge; Barbara Osborne, an attorney and associate professor in UNC’s Department of Exercise and Sports Science; Meghan Lyons, a business journalism major and a forward on Carolina’s field hockey team; and DTH sports editor Brandon Moree. The panel is moderated by Roxane Coche, a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication who studies sports journalism.
Sep. 30, 2010: Near-universal Internet access should make this a golden age of publishing, but the ease of entry into mass communications is raising new legal challenges that the law is struggling to catch up with. When anyone can publish, who’s a journalist, and why does it matter? Keynote speaker Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, looks at the “Media Law 2.0” issues raised when the news goes online, and how students can help shape where the law is heading.
Oct. 1, 2009: A panel of Carolina’s student journalists – editors from the Daily Tar Heel, the student-run campus newspaper; Carolina Review, a monthly conservative journal; and Campus BluePrint, a new publication of the UNC Young Democrats – discussed their rights, their responsibilities and whether they are fulfilling their responsibilities. Panelists took questions from the audience and engaged in a lively conversation about their editorial processes and decisions. The panel was moderated by Andy Bechtel, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and was organized by senior religious studies major Bryan Weynand, who is the editor of Carolina Review.