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When: Thursday, April 14, 2016
11:50 AM - 1:15 PM
Where: UNL College of Law
1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln 68503
United States

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Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart: Implications for 2016

The 1976 Supreme Court decision in Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart upheld prior restraints on media as unconstitutional. In the 40 years since this decision media outlets have changed dramatically. A panel of legal and media experts will discuss the case’s impact on the legal and media systems today.

Bill Kelly, Moderator - Bill received his B.A. in radio and television production from Purdue University in 1974. Bill currently works as a senior producer at NET Television & Radio.

Alan Peterson - Alan E. Peterson is a senior attorney, and former partner and administrative partner with the Lincoln and Omaha based Nebraska firm of Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.C. He has been a trial attorney with that firm since 1968, and prior to that employment was a law clerk to the Honorable Donald P. Lay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 1967-68. Alan received his A.B. in 1962 and M.A. in 1963 from the University of Nebraska, and his J.D. in 1967 from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Richard Dooling - Professor Richard Dooling began teaching at the College of Law in January 2008 after almost two decades of working in the publishing, television, and film industries. He received his J.D from St. Louis University School of Law in 1987, and worked in private practice for five years before launching a career as a novelist. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Times opinion page and writes often about technology and the first amendment. Professor Dooling teaches Entertainment Law, Mass Communications Law, Legal Profession, and Law and Literature.

John Bender - Professor John Bender received a B.A. from Westminster College in 1970, a M.A. from the University of Kansas in 1974 and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1990. John R. Bender, a professor in the journalism sequence, has taught at the college or university level for more than 30 years. He joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska in 1990, and before that he was an assistant professor of journalism at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. In 2007, Bender received the College Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2011, he received the James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award for his work in promoting academic freedom in high school journalism programs, his teaching and his involvement in faculty governance at UNL.

Rose Ann Shannon - Rose Ann received her B.A. from the University of Nebraska Omaha. After a year serving as press aide to Omaha Mayor Mike Boyle, she joined KETV in 1986. She rose to news director in 1993 at the station, the ABC affiliate in Omaha, where she now oversees more than 50 journalists and staffers. Admitted to the Omaha Press Club Hall of Fame in 2012, she also chaired the ABC Affiliate News Director Advisory Board and has worked with Media of Nebraska, advocating for First Amendment rights.

Nebraska – Activity #118802; 1.0 total CLE hours approved

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(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098