The Missouri-Hurley and Price Sloan Symposium

Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT
National Press Club
Washington, D.C.

Is the First Amendment still relevant in the age of social media? How can we be sure that what we’re reading and watching is true? What can social media platforms do to curtail the spread of misinformation and lies? How can journalists make the best use of social media to gain audience and enrich their reporting while also protecting themselves from harassment? We’ll explore these questions and more with journalists, social media experts and legal scholars.

Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Brian Stelter

Brian StelterBrian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of “Reliable Sources,” which examines the week’s top media stories every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S. Stelter reports for CNN Media, and writes a nightly e-newsletter.



Legal Panel

  • Moderator: Sam Halabi, Director of the Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law
  • Anupam Chander, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
  • Jerry Ellig, Professor, The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
  • Andrea Matwyshyn, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity, Northeastern University
  • Jeff Koseff, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law, U.S. Naval Academy’s Cyber Science Department
  • David Vladeck, former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, A.B. Chettle Chair in Civil Procedure, Georgetown University

Journalist Panel

  • Moderator: Barbara Cochran, Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism and Washington Program Director, University of Missouri School of Journalism
  • Manuel Garcia, Standards Editor, Gannett
  • Angie Holan, Washington Bureau Chief, PolitiFact
  • Cecilia Kang, Technology Reporter, New York Times
  • James Warren, executive editor, NewsGuard, former chief media writer, Poynter Institute
  • Hannah Wise, Audience Development Editor, Dallas Morning News


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