First Amendment Watch Video Series

Tulane Law Professor Amy Gadja On Privacy Rights

Tulane Law Professor Amy Gadja On Privacy Rights

  Amy Gadja is a professor of law at Tulane Law School in New Orleans. Gadja, a former TV news reporter and anchor, is recognized for her expertise in media law, torts, and information privacy. She’s the author of “The First Amendment Bubble: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press,” published in 2015 by Harvard University Press. Gadja spoke[Read More…]

Hate Speech on Social Media: Is There a Way to a More Civil Discussion?

Hate Speech on Social Media: Is There a Way to a More Civil Discussion?

  First Amendment Watch and ConSource, a leading site that encourages discussion of the U.S. Constitution, hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Hate Speech on Social Media: Is There a Way to a More Civil Discussion?” The panel featured Nadine Strossen, a professor of law at New York Law School, and the first woman and youngest person ever to serve as[Read More…]

New York Fair Trial Free Press Conference

New York Fair Trial Free Press Conference

Every year, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) convenes a panel of journalists, judges, and lawyers to discuss a hypothetical case involving free speech, the freedom of the press, and citizens’ right to a fair trial. In October, 2018 the program explored a hypothetical case in which an incumbent Governor who’s running for reelection, is going through a contentious[Read More…]

BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief and moderator Ben Smith asks questions of entertainment executives during the University of Southern California's Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy Inaugural Symposium in Los Angeles, California September 24, 2012. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)

Ben Smith, Editor-In-Chief of BuzzFeed News Discusses Free Press Issues

Ben Smith, the Editor-In-Chief of BuzzFeed News, discusses his decision to publish the Steele dossier, a controversial intelligence memo compiled by retired British spy Christopher Steele. Smith also talks about other issues such as President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the press, and journalism and the privacy rights issues that arose from the Hulk Hogan and Gawker case. The Steele[Read More…]

FAW Videos

FAW Videos

  Floyd Abrams, attorney, author and prominent legal authority on the First Amendment, spoke with First Amendment Watch about the Pentagon Papers, press rights, and libel law at the National Conference on the First Amendment at Duquesne University. Amy Gajda, Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, speaks with First Amendment Watch about Gawker, privacy, and Section 230 at[Read More…]