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Panels and Seminars

May 3, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for the 37th Annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.The panel topic was: "What Would You Do? Mass Surveillance and the Citizen." The panel is archived here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/gacadmin/  (On demand, Panel Discussion at 1:30 p.m.) Additional information is available online at: https://gustavus.edu/events/mayday/

Feb. 10, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist on a plenary session at the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law 22nd Annual Conference in New Orleans on. The panel’s topic was “Is the Internet Bankrupting the First Amendment? Evaluating the Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Verdict on the Anniversary of Reno v. ACLU.”  Additional information about the program is available online at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/communications_law/events_cle/annual-mtg17.html

February 6, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley conducted a seminar in Murphy Hall for a group of 8 professionals selected by the U.S. Embassy in London to participate in a 10-day study tour on the topic of “Balancing Freedom & Security.” The visit was facilitated by Global Minnesota.

November 10, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker on the panel , "Global Privacy and Data Protection" at the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law in the Digital Age conference in New York City. Professor Kirtley's book chapter, in the accompanying course handbook, was prepared with the assistance of SJMC graduate students and Silha Research Assistants Casey Carmody and Scott Memmel, and law student and Silha Research Assistant Ronald Waclawski. Additional information about the conference is available online at http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Communications_Law_in_the_Digital_Age_2016/_/N-4kZ1z11i7x?Ns=sort_date%7C0&ID=259710

November 4, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the annual Canadian Media Lawyers Association/Ad IDEM conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She spoke on US developments in media law. Additional information about the conference is available online at http://www.adidem.org/images/b/bb/Nov_2_Final_Agenda.pdf

October 21, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the moderator of a panel, "Academic Freedom," at the 2016 University of Minnesota Law Review Symposium on in Minneapolis. Further information about the event is available online at http://www.minnesotalawreview.org/2016/07/2016-minnesota-law-review-symposium/

August 4-7, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on four panels at the 2016 AEJMC Convention in Minneapolis.  On August 4, she was a panelist on a Teaching Panel Session, “Teaching Hospitals Legal Issues?” Later on August 4, she was a moderator on “Ethics Aloft: Drones, Sensors and the Changing Boundaries of Media;” on August 6, she was a panelist on “(Sun)light, Cameras, Legal Action: A Look at the Developments Related to Police Body Cameras;” and on August 7, she was a discussant at a refereed paper research session: “Digital Threats and Free Speech Implications.”

September 20, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley took part in a post-show discussion panel following the Lex-Ham Community Theater's performance of "The Front Page" at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul. Additional information about the event is available online at: http://www.lexhamarts.org/theater/201509/Show1509.htm.

August 18, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at a plenary session of the Minnesota State Bar's 50th Annual Criminal Justice Institute in St. Paul, MN. The panel was "The Balance Between Using Technology for Public Safety vs. Privacy and Liberties." Additional information is available online at:
https://www.minncle.org/SeminarDetail.aspx?ID=106051601.

August 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on three panels at the AEJMC 98th Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. Information about the conference is available online at: http://issuu.com/aejmcnews/docs/2015_conference_program_text.

August 6, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a discussant for "First Amendment Perspectives" (Refereed Paper Research Session -- Law and Policy Division).

August 6, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Online Security: Hacking, Framing, News and Citizen Privacy" (PF&R Panel -- Electronic News and Law and Policy Divisions).

August 8, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Visualizing History with Historical Archives" (Research Panel Session -- Visual Communication and History Divisions).

March 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the Inter American Press Association's Midyear Meeting in Panama City, Panama. The panel topic was "Government Control Through the Internet."  Information about the event is available online at:
http://www.sipiapa.org/wp-content/themes/Steamify/images/prog-panama2015_es.pdf.
Prof. Kirtley's presentation was covered in La Prensa, the largest daily newspaper in Panama, and she was quoted in this story:
http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/2015/03/07/i1045011_expertos-analizan-cmo-tecnologa-cambiado-libertad-expresin.html.

February 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for a plenary panel at the American Bar Association Forum on Communication Law 20th Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ,. She took part in a panel entitled, "Advertising and Commercial Speech: If it Looks Like a Duck -- Modern Challenges in Defining Commercial Speech," and discussed the media ethics issues arising from native advertising.  Additional information about the forum is available online at: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/communications_law/coannual-brochure.authcheckdam.pdf

January 29, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Can One Laugh At Everything? Satire and Free Speech After Charlie."  Her presentation was entitled: " As Welcome as a Bee Sting": Why We Must Protect "Outrageous" Speech.  The panel was co-sponsored by the Silha Center and the SJMC.  Additional information about the event is available online at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/chgs/events/2015/02/a-review-of-can-one-laugh-at-e.html
An edited version of the audio transcript aired on Minnesota Public Radio's "MPR News Presents" on February 3, 2015, and is available online at:
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/03/mpr_news_presents

December 8, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at "What Can We Learn from Pointergate?" sponsored by the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Silha Center, the Minnesota Journalism Center, and the Twin Cities chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) at Cowles Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. A video of the event is available online at http://theuptake.org/live-video-post/journalists-discuss-pointergate/.

November 18, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Eyes in the Sky: DRONES - Why Should You Care?" at the 2014 Computer & Technology Law Institute hosted by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education at the CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis.  Further information about the seminar is available online at http://www.minncle.org/seminardetail.aspx?ID=103641501.

November 15, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association annual conference in Montreal. She appeared on the "Privacy Update" panel, and her paper, “Those Prying Eyes on the Web, in the Skies, or Up Your Skirt: A Selective Overview of Emerging Issues in News Gathering, Trespass and Privacy” was included in the conference materials.  Further information about the conference is available online at www.adidem.org/2014_Conference.

November 14, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Global Privacy and Data Protection," at the 2014 Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014 conference in New York City. She delivered a 20-minute lecture on the topic, and then participated in the panel discussion that followed.

The book chapter that was published in the course handbook was prepared with assistance from Patrick File, Casey Carmody and Sarah Wiley.  Information about the course handbook is available online at http://www.pli.edu/Content/CourseHandbook/Communications_Law_in_the_Digital_Age_2014/_/N-4mZ1z12f17?ID=172371

November 3, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley served on a panel that discussed ethical and legal issues raised by the Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times, following a screening of the film "A Fragile Trust" at Murphy Hall. 

September 17, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the moderator for "Freedom and Power in the Digital Age." The event featured a presentation by Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst for Google, followed by a conversation with Professor Kirtley.  The program and was held in Cowles Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus and was sponsored by the Minnesota International Center, whose website is available online at http://www.micglobe.org/. A video of the event is available online at http://youtu.be/dlSsIe783tQ, and photos of the event are available at http://goo.gl/QDMj3J.

August 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley took part in three sessions at AEJMC 97th Annual Conference in Montreal.  Information about the conference is available online at: http://aejmc.org/events/montreal2014/the-schedule/.

August 6, 2014 – Professor Kirtley was a panelist for a PF&R panel, "Whistleblowing in Government as Free Expression: Are Government Whistleblowers Traitors, Heroes, or Loyal Employees Trying to do the Right Thing?" Her presentation was entitled, "The First Amendment and Whistleblowers."

August 6, 2014 – Professor Kirtley was a panelist for a PF&R panel, "Federal Shield Law: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?"

August 8, 2014 – Professor Kirtley was the discussant for a Refereed Paper Research session, "Issues of Access, Privacy and Newsgathering."

April 30, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "The New Media as an Advocate for Human Rights Reform in Colombia," at the 15th Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas: Human Rights in Colombia, held at the Universidad del Magdalena in Santa Marta. Her presentation was entitled "Hard and Soft Censorship: Promoting and Maintaining Freedom of Expression Principles for the New Media in the Americas." The Center for Governmental Responsibility at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida coordinated the event, with co-sponsorship by USAID and Higher Education for Development (HED) as well as the Universidad del Magdalena. Further information about the conference is available online at http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/centers/cgr/conference.

March 5-6, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on three panels at the 2014 Breaux Symposium, “50 Years After New York Times v. Sullivan,” at Louisiana State University. The panels were: "Importance of New York Times v. Sullivan for media and the law," "Impact of New York Times v. Sullivan on media coverage of politics and government," and "Impact of New York Times v. Sullivan on the future of media." Other panelists included former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and 2013 Silha Lecturer James Goodale. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication, Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, all at LSU.  Additional information about the event is available online at http://www.manship.lsu.edu/2014-breaux-symposium/ and at http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2014/02/item68788.html.

November 21, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley participated in a panel discussion presented by the University of Minnesota Undergraduate Political Science Association (UPSA) following a screening of the documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." The panel presented a variety of perspectives and included Professors Dan Berliner and Ron Krebs of Political Science in addition to Professor Kirtley.  Additional information about the event is available online at https://www.facebook.com/events/240801912761505/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular.

November 15, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Global Privacy and Advertising Developments," at the Practising Law Institute's 2013 Communications Law in the Digital Age conference in New York.  Her comprehensive outline on the topic was also published in the conference handbook. Graduate student and Silha Center research assistant Alex Vlisides contributed to the outline and updated it prior to Prof. Kirtley's presentation.  Information about the conference’s handbook is available online at http://www.pli.edu/Content/CourseHandbook/Communications_Law_in_the_Digital_Age_2013/_/N-4mZ1z12ok0?ID=158494.

November 8, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Online Liability and Procedure Issues" at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association 2013 Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC.  Later that day, she also participated in a roundtable presentation, "The Year in Media Law," where she presented a short paper she had authored, "Ten Notable Developments in U.S. Media Law, 2012-13." Additional information about the conference is available online at http://www.adidem.org/Annual_conference_2013.

October 24, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on two panels at the University of North Carolina. The panels, both titled The Case of the Cuban Five: Justice or Injustice?"took place at the University of North Carolina Law School as a lunchtime session at noon (panelists were Prof. Kirtley and attorney William Norris) and the FedEx Global Education Center's Nelson Mandela Auditorium at 6 p.m. (included three other panelists).  The panels were co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina Law School's Center for Media Law and Policy and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.  Additional information is available at http://medialaw.unc.edu/events/the-case-of-the-cuban-five-justice-or-injustice/
and
http://isa.unc.edu/event/panel-discussion-on-the-case-of-the-cuban-five-justice-or-injustice/

October 4, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the "Professional Ethics in National Security Law and Politics" conference in Philadelphia, PA.  The conference was sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She appeared on Panel 1, "Journalists and National Security Reporting: The Ethics of Leaks."  Additional information about the conference is available online at:
https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/cerl/conferences/ethicsnationalsecurity/

September 23 and 24, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley was an invited participant at the Media Law Resource Center's London Conference, held in London, England. The conference, "International Developments in Media Libel, Privacy, Newsgathering and New Media IP Law" included attorneys from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Latin Americaand Asia. On September 23,Prof. Kirtley was asked to respond to a presentation by Jan Philipp Albrecht, Rapporteur for the EU's ongoing Data Protection Regulation discussion,on the application of the proposed data protectionrules to journalists.  A copy of the program is available here. Additional information is available behind a membership log-in at http://www.medialaw.org/events/conferences/171-london-conference-archive

August 9, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley took part in a panel, "Student Media, J-School Newsrooms and Class Publications: Can They Coexist?", at the AEJMC 2013 annual conference in Washington, DC.  She also organized and moderated two other panels on August 9: "Current Issues at the Federal Communications Commission: What's Likely to Change After the 2012 Election?" and "Freedom of Speech and the Press Around the World: Approaches to Reconciling Diverse Values."  Additional information is available online at http://dc13.aejmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Friday-Aug-9.pdf

August 7, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley presented her paper, "The Future of Privileges for the Press" at a preconference session, "AEJMC Press Freedom Summit Workshop," at the AEJMC 2013 annual conference in Washington, DC.  Additional information is available online at http://dc13.aejmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Wednesday-Aug-7.pdf

July 20, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Emerging Technology and Privacy Questions," at the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence Ninth Annual Judicial Symposium in Chicago on July 20. She delivered a paper, "Slippery Slopes and Uncharted Waters: Privacy Torts and Access Issues in the Digital Age," before an audience of approximately 150 state appellate judges.  Additional information is available online at http://nfje.net/.

May 30-31, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley was an invited participant in the Global Workshop on Data Uses and Impacts held in London, England. The conference included 30 regulators, industry officials, privacy advocates and academics who discussed the contours of a use-based model as an approach to data protection.  It was sponsored by the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University (http://cacr.iu.edu/about) and the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University (http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/), and underwritten by The Privacy Projects (http://theprivacyprojects.org/). 

May 14, 2013– Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "The New Media as an Advocate for Human Rights Reform in Colombia," at the 14th Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. Additional information about the conference is available online at http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/centers/cgr/conference.

April 11-12, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley chaired a discussion group considering the topic of “Privileges for the Press” at the Press Freedom Summit held at University of Oregon. She will write the report reflecting the panel's deliberations, which will be incorporated into a paper to be presented at the 2013 AEJMC Convention in Washington, D.C. in August.  Additional information is available online at http://journalism.uoregon.edu/pressfreedom/.

April 5-6, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley chaired a panel, Genocide and the Media, at the conference, “Representing Genocide: Media, Law and Scholarship,” at Mondale Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. After introducing the panel topic and the presenters, Professor Kirtley led the discussion following presentations from scholars from the University of Colorado, Carleton University, and the University of Minnesota.The event was co-sponsored by, among others, the SJMC and the Silha Center.  Additional information is available at http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/centernews.php?entry=387454.

November 27, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley met with six journalists from the People's Republic of China on in the Silha Center at Murphy Hall, where she discussed issues relating to media ethics for bloggers, online journalists and new media organizations.  The visitors were sponsored by the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

November 5, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley moderated three panel discussions as part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists for a half-day session on "Introduction to 2012 Election Issues in Minnesota":  "Amendment 1: Same-sex Marriage," "Amendment 2: Voter identification," and "Media and Policy: Discussion on 2012 Election Issues."

November 2, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel "Privacy and Intrusion Upon Seclusion," at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association 2012 Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She presented a paper, "Intrusion on Seclusion: A Quick Peek at U.S. Law."  Information about the conference is available online at
http://www.adidem.org/images/f/fd/Final_Agenda_2012_Ad_Idem_CMLA_Conference.pdf.

September 29, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist on "FOI/Open Records" at the Investigative Reporters and Editors Watchdog Workshop in Minneapolis.  Information about the workshop is available online at:
http://www.ire.org/events-and-training/event/354/.

September 21, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a plenary panel, "Let's Get Real About Creating Public Value: Media, Markets, Taxes and Elective Politics," at a conference, "Creating Public Value in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power World," sponsored by the Center for Integrative Leadership, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. The conference was held at the Commons Hotel at the University of Minnesota, from September 20-22, 2012. Professor Kirtley was also the author of one of the foundation papers for the conference,"Media and Communications: Is the Public Value Test Consistent with the First Amendment?"  Information about the conference is available online at http://www.leadership.umn.edu/Public_Value.html.

August 9, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the discussant at a refereed paper research session sponsored by the Law and Policy Division at the AEJMC 2012 Annual Conference in Chicago. The session was "'Bad' Speakers & 'Bad' Speech: Libel, Prior Restraints and True Threats.”

August 8, 2012 – Prof. Jane Kirtley took part in two panels at the pre-conference workshop, "Journalism Programs as News Providers: Legal and Other Protections" at the AEJMC 2012 Annual Conference in Chicago.  The two panels were: "Pro-Journalism Legal Best Practices: Using the law and legal education to support journalism schools as news providers: Carnegie Media Law Task Force Recommendations," and "Legal representation and resources, including the role of media liability insurance, the general counsel's office, and school-based and outside legal resources."

June 20, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Media Law Reform 2.0: Advancing Press Freedom and Independent Media Around the World," sponsored by the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy and the International Senior Lawyers Project in Washington, DC. Additional information about her presentation is available online at
http://cima.ned.org/events/upcoming-events/media-law-reform-20-advancing-press-freedom-and-independent-media-around-worl.

May 4, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a speaker and moderate a panel, entitled "Toto, We're Not in Kansas ... But Google Is!: What happens when technology, big business, and individual rights collide," at the 25th Annual Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City, Missouri, sponsored by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Media Law Committee and the University of Kansas School of Law. The panel discussed Google's plans to install ultra-high speed Internet access in Kansas City, Kansas, as its first "city of the future," and the implications for personal privacy and the traditional news media.  Additional information is available online at:
http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/programs/media_law/schedule.php.

February 16, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a speaker on a panel, "International Law After WikiLeaks" at a conference, The Media World After WikiLeaks and News of the World, sponsored by UNESCO and the World Press Freedom Committee, held at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, France, on Feb. 16-17, 2012. Additional details about the conference are available online here:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/calendar-of-events/events-websites/the-media-world-after-wikileaks-and-news-of-the-world/

And a video of the event is available online here:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/calendar-of-events/events-websites/the-media-world-after-wikileaks-and-news-of-the-world/webcast-recordings/
Professor Kirtley's presentation appears in the16 February, Part 3 portion, about an hour into the video.

February 9, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a faculty member at the 15th Annual Media Advocacy Workshop, held in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law 17th annual conference at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Orlando, FL.  The workshop is an opportunity for young lawyers and advanced law students to argue dispositive motions in First Amendment cases and to conduct a pre-broadcast review.  Additional information about the conference is available online at: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/marketing/communication_law/34799_abfctu_annual_conf_brochure_web.authcheckdam.pdf

December 5, 2011 – Professor Kirtley was a speaker at the "International Seminar on Access to Information" in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her presentation was entitled, "Federal FOIA in the United States: The Key to Open Government." The seminar was sponsored by the U.S. Consulate, the Brazilian National Association of Journalists, and UNESCO, and included speakers from Mexico, Scotland, the United States and Brazil. More information about the seminar is available online here: http://saopaulo.usconsulate.gov/news.html

Newspaper articles about the seminar are available online here:

Estado:

http://www.estadao.com.br/noticias/impresso,acesso-a-dados-publicos-exige-nova-cultura--,807162,0.htm?p=1

O Globo:

http://www.oglobodigital.com.br/sharings/4f63e61b4b684d121aa9

November 29, 2011 – Minneapolis, MN – Professor Kirtley, together with the SJMC's Nora Paul, discussed media law and ethics issues with seven Chinese journalists who were visiting the United States to study "New Media Journalism in the U.S." under the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.  Meeting took place in the Heggen Room at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Murphy Hall.

November 16, 2011 – Minneapolis, MN – Professor Kirtley moderated a panel discussion on the landmark Supreme Court case, Near v. Minnesota, as part of the Minnesota Liberty Tree program.

November 10, 2011 – New York, NY – Professor Kirtley served as the principal speaker and then participated as a panelist discussing "Privacy Protection and Related Developments in Internet Law" at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2011 conference. Additional information is available online at http://www.pli.edu/Content/_/N-1z135auZ4k.

November 5, 2011 – Montreal, Canada – Professor Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Social Media: New Challenges and Opportunities," on at the 2011 Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association Conference.  Additional information is available online at http://www.adidem.org/images/d/d5/2011_conference_agenda.pdf

August 9, 2011 - Professor Kirtley appeared on two pre-conference panels on "Freedom of Information Around the World" at the 2011 AEJMC convention in St. Louis, MO: "Freedom of Information as a Human Right," and "Freedom of Information Laws and Policies around the World are Compared," where she discussed recent developments in FOI law in Europe and Eurasia.
http://amic.org.sg/blog/2011/06/01/aejmc-pre-conference-panels-freedom-of-information-around-the-world/

June 15, 2011 – Spoke about "Ethical responsibilities and legal rights of new media in a democratic society" at the "Blogging for Political and Social Change" program convened at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The event, organized by Nora Paul of the Minnesota Journalism Center, hosted 20 international bloggers who had been brought to the United States by the U.S. State Department.

June 11, 2011 – Was both presenter and moderator at Full Exposure: Images to Change the Future Photography Symposium 2011.  The symposium covered ethical issues arising from photographers' work.  For further information, visit the website for the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum at http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/photosymposium2011.aspx.

June 10, 2011 - Was moderator and panelist for a seminar entitled “In Trouble Online: Social Media and the Law” at Clarion Legal in Eagan, MN.  Further details about the seminar are available online at http://www.clarionlegal.com/index.cfm?page=upcomingcle#introubleonline.

February 8,  2011Participated in a panel with the Minnesota State Bar Association's Art and Entertainment Law, Communications Law and Computer and Technology Law discussing hand-held devices and privacy issues.  Subscribers to Minnesota Lawyer can login to their account and view the article here: http://minnlawyer.com/2011/02/18/bar-panel-discusses-technology-privacy/.

January 13, 2011 – Was a panelist for "A FOIA in the House?: Two Critical Supreme Court Cases for the Environmental and Energy Lawyer," a "Quick Teleconference" sponsored by the Constitutional Law committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.

November 11, 2010 – New York, NY, Prof. Jane Kirtley took part in a panel discussion, entitled “Privacy Protection, Safety and Security” at the PLI Communications Law in the Digital Age 2010 conference.

November 6, 2010 – Toronto, CA, appeared on a panel, entitled “Protecting Freedom of Expression in Public Debate,” where she presented her paper, “SLAPPing Back: A Perspective on Protecting Public Debate, from the U.S.A.” at the 2010 Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association Conference.

October 4, 2010 – Organized and moderated a panel, “Mining Facebook, Twitter, Etc.: The Ethical Side of It,” on at the Society of Professional Journalists National Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

August 5, 2010 – Denver, CO, appeared on the panel, “Is the Communications Decency Act Protecting Indecency?” at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

August 4, 2010 – Denver, CO, organized and moderated the panel, “Criminal Libel: A 15th Century Crime for the 21st Century,” at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

August 3, 2010 – Denver, CO, appeared on the panel, “Grappling with Legal Risks and Other Challenges” at the workshop, “Journalism Schools as News Providers: Challenges and Opportunities,” at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

May 20-21, 2010 – St. Petersburg, FL, was an invited participant at “/The Edge of Change/ Colloquium” at the Poynter Institute. Professor Kirtley contributed a chapter to the book, /The Edge of Change: Women in the 21st Century Press/, published in October 2009, which was the basis for the colloquium.

March 25, 2010 – Was a panelist at a forum, entitled "Rights & Wrongs: Achieving Civil Discourse," at Butler University’s Center for Citizenship and Community in Indianapolis, Indiana. Professor Kirtley was one of three panelists who discussed the interrelationships among freedom of speech, civility, and the safety of a community. More information about the forum is available here.

April 23, 2010 – Kansas City, MO, served on the panel “LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Oh My! The Ethical Dangers of Social Networking for Attorneys,” at the 23rd Annual Media and the Law Seminar.

January 20, 2010 – Was a faculty member and panelist for the American Bar Association's teleconference, "Data Privacy Breaches and U.S. Data Security Laws:  New Worries, New Rules, New Roles for Counsel."  Her oral presentation and course materials addressed attorneys' ethical responsibilities when advising clients, including competence, confidentiality, and preventing destruction of evidence. http://www.abanet.org/tips/cle/calendar.html

December 4, 2009 – St. Paul, MN, was a panelist at the "Minnesota Summit to Prevent Sexual Violence: The High Cost of Sexual Violence: It Is Your Business." The panel was "Integrated Leadership:  The Bottom Line is Prevention: Your role in sexual violence prevention," and Prof. Kirtley's topic was "The Media."  The summit took place at the TIES Building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

October 16, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN, served on the "Internet Privacy, Anonymity, and Free Speech" panel at the 2009 Minnesota Law Review Symposium, "Cyberspace and the Law: Privacy, Property, and Crime in the Virtual Frontier." The symposium was held at the University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Kirtley's presentation was titled, "Mask, Shield and Sword: Should the Journalist's Privilege Protect the Identity of Anonymous Posters to News Media Web Sites?"

November 7, 2009 – Montreal, Quebec, was a panelist at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association Annual Conference. Professor Kirtley appeared on the "New Media" panel, and prepared a paper, "Anonymity, Privacy and Other Perils of the Internet: A Perspective from the U.S.A," which was included in the conference materials.

August 7, 2009 – Boston, MA, organized, moderated, and presented at a panel, “20 Years of ‘Personal Privacy': The Legacy of Department of Justice v. Reporters Committee,” co-sponsored by the Law and History Divisions, at the AEJMC Annual Convention..

June 26, 2009 – San Juan, Puerto Rico, appeared on a panel, “Online Journalism Ethics and Law,” on at the 27th Annual National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention.

June 6, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN, moderated a panel discussion on “Financial Transparency” at the National Freedom of Information Coalition's 2009 Summit.

April 28, 2009 – Washington, DC, served on a panel, “The Future of Privacy Protection,” at a conference at the American University's Washington College of Law.

February 25, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN, conducted a seminar for the 2008-09 Humphrey Law Fellows. The topic was: “The Role of Media in the 21st Century Democratic World.”

February 7, 2009 – Scottsdale, Arizona, was a panelist discussing “Hot Issues in Ethics” at the ABA Forum on Communications Law 14th Annual Conference. http://www.abanet.org/forums/communication/pdfs/ABFC_Conference_WEB.pdf

November 14, 2008 – New York, NY, served on a panel entitled “Reporters Privilege and Anonymous Speech” at the Practising Law Institute's annual conference, Communications Law in the Digital Age. http://www.pli.edu/product/seminar_detail.asp?id=38907

October 2, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN, moderated a panel discussion on the art and ethics of documentaries at the screening of “Chicago 10,” at the Walker Art Center. Panelists included the filmmaker Brett Morgen and local documentarian Matt Ehling. More information: http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=4625

September 16, 2008 – Lexington, KY, served on a panel, entitled, “Who is a Journalist?” at the University of Kentucky's annual First Amendment Celebration. Her appearance was sponsored by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center.

August 6, 2008 – Chicago, IL, served on a panel entitled, “Advocacy Journalism or Public Relations: (Re)Defining the Values of News,” cosponsored by the Media Ethics and Newspaprers Divisions, on at the AEJMC Annual Convention. More information: http://www.aejmc.org/_events/convention/08program/wed.pdf

June 21, 2008 – Freetown, Sierra Leone, served on a panel entitled “Ethics and the Law,” as part of a symposium for reporters. Prof. Kirtley was visiting Sierra Leone on a “Speaker and Specialist” grant from the U.S. Department of State. During her visit, Prof. Kirtley delivered lectures and appeared on panels where she discussed media law and media ethics in an emerging democracy. More information at: http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20058889.shtml and http://www.cottontreenews.org/content/view/778/2/.

June 5, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN, together with Washington, DC-based attorney Jon Hart, Prof. Jane Kirtley conducted a workshop on Internet law at the “A Passion for Place: New Pamphleteers/New Reporters” conference at the University of Minnesota. More information: http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Jtm-mn-skype

May 15, 2008 – San Francisco, CA, served on a panel, “Legal Ethical Issues Created by Today's 24/7 Sports Media World,” at the Sports Lawyers Association 2008 annual conference. More information: http://www.sportslaw.org/conferences/2008brochure.pdf

April 21, 2008 – Washington, DC, conducted a digital video workshop with Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu in Columbo, Sri Lanka. The workshop on Media Ethics was conducted from the World Bank's Washington, DC studios for journalists in Sri Lanka.

April 13, 2008 – Las Vegas, NV, was a panelist for “First Amendment/Newsgathering: Who, Which and What's It” at the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law conference, “Representing Your Local Broadcaster: A Wrinkle in Time.” More information http://www.abanet.org/forums/communication/docs/15134_Program5.pdf

March 29, 2008 – Los Angeles, CA, participated in a panel, “Understanding the Media Ecosystem” at the “Media Re:public - Participatory Media - Surveying the Field in 2008” conference at USC Annenberg School for Communication. More information: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/4037

February 24, 2008 – St. Paul, MN, was a “contributing expert” at the “New Media, New Standards? Ethics in Online Journalism” program sponsored by Minnesota Pro Chapter of SPJ, the Silha Center, the Minnesota Journalism Center, and other groups on at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radiol. More information: http://www.mnspj.org/2008/02/24/save-the-date/

February 15, 2008 – Boca Raton, Florida, was a panelist and facilitator for a workshop, “Hot Issues in Ethics” at the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law 13th Annual Conference.

November 8, 2007 – New York, NY, appeared on a panel, “Newsgathering, Right of Privacy and Related Torts” at the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law conference.

November 3, 2007 – Toronto, Canada, took part in a panel discussion, “What trouble is on the horizon? International Developments” at the 2007 Annual Conference of Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association.

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October 26, 2007 – Los Angeles, CA, appeared on a panel, entitled “Applying Old-Age Laws to a New-Age Internet,”at the California First Amendment Coalition's 12th Annual Free Speech and Open Government Assembly at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. More information is available at: http://www.cfac.org/content/2007_program.pdf

September 20, 2007 – Gainesville, FL, appeared on a panel, entitled “Hit the Ground Running: FOI Advice from the Experts,” at the Florida FOI Summit marking the 30th Anniversary of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida.

August 11, 2007 – Washington, DC: Took part in a panel, entitled: “A Class in Privilege Then and Now: Is There Any Change?,” at the AEJMC Annual convention. The panel discussed trends in the developing law of reporter's privilege, including the proposed federal shield law.

August 9, 2007 – Washington, DC: Took part in a panel, entitled: “Of Propaganda, Patriotism and Patronage: The Legal, Ethical and Practical Implications of Journalists Working with Government Agencies,” at the AEJMC Annual convention. The panel addressed issues arising from journalists at El Nuevo Herald in Miami simultaneously working for the U.S. government-sponsored Radio Marti and TV Marti.

May 4, 2007 – Kansas City, Missouri, appeared on a panel, “The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship? - Privacy and Technology Intersect” at the 20th Annual Media and the Law Seminar, “A Media Lawyer's Guide to the Galaxy.” The conference was sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Law, University of Kansas- Continuing Education, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the ABA TIPS Media, Privacy and Defamation Law committee. More information is avaiable online at: http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/programs/ml/agenda.php

March 20, 2007 – Apple Valley, MN, was a panelist for “Privacy - What must we give up? - The interplay between our rights and our security,” sponsored by the National Honor Society at Eastview High School. Other panelists included Associate Justice G. Barry Anderson (of the Minnesota Supreme Court) and former FBI special agent Coleen Rowley. More information is available online at: http://www.district196.org/evhs/today/daily/March07/3-20-07.htm

March 8, 2007 – Columbus, OH, was a panelist for the Federalist Society panel, “Journalists Under Fire: Is a 'Journalists Privilege' Needed to Protect the Flow of Information Between Reporters and their Sources?” More information is available online at: http://www.fed-soc.org/calendar/lawyerdivision.htm

February 27 - March 2, 2007 – Murfreesboro, TN, was a designated “elder” and delegate to the U.S. Media Ethics Summit. More information is available online at: http://www.mtsu.edu/~masscomm/ethics/ethics_index.html

February 17, 2007 – Minneapolis, MN, conducted a breakout session, “All the Law Allows: Is There Life After Hosty?” discussing legal issues facing scholastic journalists at the Associated Collegiate Press “Best of the Midwest” convention. More information is available online at: http://www.studentpress.org/acp/

February 9, 2007 – Key Largo, FL, was a panelist and facilitator at a workshop, "Hot Issues in Ethics" at the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law 12th Annual Conference, which took place Feb. 8-10, 2007.
The Conference brochure is available on the Forum's website at: http://www.abanet.org/forums/communication/home.html

January 27 and 28, 2007 – Minneapolis, MN, took part in post-performance panel discussions after the staged reading of the play, “In Darfur” at the Guthrie Theater. She addressed the media ethics issues raised in the play. Details about the play, written as a collaboration between playwright Winter Miller and NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, appear in the Star-Tribune story below and at www.guthrietheater.org.

January 18-19, 2007 – Washington, DC, was an invited participant at the ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors) First Amendment Summit. Prof. Kirtley was also one of a smaller group that met on January 19 to continue the discussion on dealing with current threats to press freedom, including subpoenas and the possibility of criminal prosecution under the espionage laws. More information is available online at: http://www.asne.org/index.cfm?id=6417

December 12, 2006 – Eagan, MN, appeared on a panel, “National Security and Its Effects on Civil Liberties” moderated by Prof. Arthur R. Miller of Harvard Law School at Thomson West Publishing's Town Hall Auditorium. More information is available online at http://westlegaledcenter.com/

November 17, 2006 – Stillwater, OK, moderated a panel discussion, “Church and State: Is There Really a Separation?” at the 8th Annual First Amendment Congress at Oklahoma State University. More information is available online a t http://www.odl.state.ok.us/fyi/foi/

November 13, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, moderated a panel, “Sources' Rights: Who would a Federal Reporters' Shield Law Protect?” for the University of Minnesota chapter of SPJ, held at Coffman Union's Presidents Room. More information is available online at: http://www.umnspj.org

November 9, 2006 – New York, NY, was a panelist at the Practicing Law Institute's Communications Law 2006 conference on November 9-10, 2006 in New York City. She appeared on the panel, “Newsgathering, Right of Privacy and Related Torts.”

September 29, 2006 – Alexandria, VA, was a panelist at the “Media Law Conference: Protecting the First Amendment in Challenging Times,” sponsored by the Media Law Resource Center, the Newspaper Association of America, and the National Association of Broadcasters. The panel was “The Next Big Thing -- Hot Issues for 2007 and Beyond.” More details at http://sitecore.naa.org/conferences/medialaw06/program.html

September 26, 2006 – Washington, DC, was a panelist at the American Society of Access Professionals (ASAP) Annual Symposium. The panel was "FOIA in its 40th Year Goes Around the World." More details are available online at: http://www.accesspro.org/symposium2006/index.html

September 16, 2006 – Kansas City, MO, was a panelist on the “Edith Wortman Blue Ribbon Panel: The First Amendment and You” at the Association for Women in Communications Professional Conference. More information is available online at: http://www.womcom.org/AWCConferences/2006/KSC/awards/edith_wortman_award.htm

August 24, 2006 - Chicago, IL, was a panelist at the National Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Convention and National Journalism Conference. The panel was “FOIA 40 Years Later.” More information is available online at: www.spj.org/c-p20.asp

August 11, 2006 – Tulsa, OK, was a panelist at the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) 22nd Annual Convention, speaking on “Free Press in Indian Country: Dreams and Reality.” Additional information is available online at www.naja.com/programs/convention.

August 3, 2006 – San Francisco, CA, took part in two panels at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference: “FOIA Celebtrates its 40th Anniversary: A Promise Fulfilled or a Bureaucratic Roadblock?” sponsored by the Law and Newspaper Divisions, and “Questioning Whether to be Neutral on a Moving Train: What Should Journalism and Mass Communication Educators Do in Response to Attacks on the Press?” sponsored by the JHistory Internet Group. More information is available online at: http://www.aejmc.org/.

June 29, 2006 – Was one of two lecturers conducting a teleseminar, “Government Organizations: The Freedom of Information Act and the Importance of Transparency” for the Public Affairs and Government Section of the Public Relations Society of American (PRSA). Information about the teleseminar is available online at http://www.prsa.org/rits/Files/File/Public_Affairs_and_Government/062906flier.pdf .

April 30, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, was a panelist at the 4th annual Gary Klott Ethics Symposium at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) annual conference. The title of the panel was: “Short Sellers and the Media: the use (and misuse) of negative tips to newspeople.” More information is available online at: http://www.sabew.org

April 4, 2006 – Murfreesboro, TN, moderated a panel, "Fabrication and Plagiarism," at a conference, "Fact and Fiction in Journalism: Fabrication, Plagiarism and Confidential Sources," sponsored by the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies at the Colllge of Mass Communications at Middle Tennessee State University. Panelists included Joann Byrd (former Washington Post ombudsman), Bill Hilliard (former editor of the Portland Oregonian), John Hillkirk (executive editor of USA Today), and Jonathan Landman (New York Times). The three-day conference took place from April 4-6, 2006. More information is available at: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/519080/

February 20, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, moderated a panel discussion for the event, “The End of Journalism: Why News Still Matters,” held at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota Campus. Panelists included Bill Kovach, Chair of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, Ted Canova, former News Director for Fox-9/UPN 29 (Twin Cities), Dave Kansas, Editor, Money Section of the Wall Street Journal, and Nora Paul, Director of the Institute for New Media Studies, University of Minnesota. More information is available online at: http://www.silha.umn.edu/events.htm

February 10, 2006 – Boston, MA, moderated a panel, entitled "Protecting Sources by Going to Jail: Is There a Better Way?" at the New England Press Association's 2006 Convention and Trade Show. Prof. Kirtley substituted for Paul McMasters, who was unable to attend for health reasons. Among the panelists was Lee Levine, the 2001 Silha Lecturer. More information is available online at: www.nepa.org

February 8, 2006 – Spokane, WA, was a panelist on the The Washington News Council's Public Forum on the Spokane Spokesman-Review ' s Jim West Coverage. Over 250 people attended the panel discussion, which was broadcast throughout the state of Washington on February 15, 2006 . More information is available online at: http://www.wanewscouncil.org/

December 2, 2005 – Oklahoma City, OK, served as the moderator for a Town Hall Talk: “How Do We Restore Our Own Credibility?” at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Foundation's conference, and for another talk, “Ethics: New Threats; New Frontiers ” held at The Oklahoman. Click here to view the conference program.

November 10, 2005 – New York, NY, appeared on a panel, “Newsgathering, Right of Privacy, and Related Torts” at the Practising [sic] Law Institute's Communication Law 2005 conference.

October 18, 2005 – Washington, DC, was a panelist at the NABEF National Freedom of Speech Week program, “Freedom of Speech: Do the Same Press Rules Apply in a Changing Media Landscape?” at the National Press Club. More details are available at http://www.nabef.org/freespeech/agenda.htm
October 18, 2005 – a short write-up about the panel appeared in the National Journal's Technology Daily, PM Edition.

October 16, 2005 – Las Vegas, NV, was a panelist at the SPJ National Convention. Prof. Kirtley appeared on the panel, “Challenges to a Free Press,” from 3:45-5 p.m. More details are available at http://www.spj.org/convention_prog.asp

October 8, 2005 – Took part in a post-screening discussion of the new film, “Good Night, and Good Luck,” at its Twin Cities premiere at the Walker Art Center. Other participants in the discussion were David Strathairn, the actor who portrayed Edward R. Murrow in the film, and Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota. More information is available online at: http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=2373

September 30-October 2, 2005 – Oxfordshire, UK, was one of only two invited participants from the United States at a conference, “Freedom and Security: an appropriate balance?” convened by the Ditchley Foundations at Ditchley Park. http://www.ditchley.co.uk/calendar/index.htm

September 19-20, 2005 – London, UK, gave a short presentation critiquing the new UK Freedom of Information law, as an invited delegate to the Media Law Resource Center's London Conference. More information is available online at: http://www.medialaw.org/Template.cfm?Section=Events

August 19, 2005 – Minneapolis, MN, appeared on a panel, “Ethics, Schmethics -- What's Going Wrong?” at the Asian American Journalists Association 17th Annual National Convention at the Hyatt Regency hotel. More information is available online at: www.aaja.org/programs/convention

August 11, 2005 – San Antonio, TX, AEJMC 88th Annual Convention: at a pre-convention half-day workshop, “Court-ing News: Essentials for Journalists and Those Who Teach Them to Cover the Courts,” Professor Kirtley appeared on the panel for Session II, “The Trial and Instructions: Law versus What Media Represent."

August 9, 2005 – San Antonio, TX, AEJMC 88th Annual Convention: appeared on a panel, "Freedom of Information and Scientific Data Post 9/11."

May 13, 2005 – St. Paul, MN, was a panelist at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated “Talk Show Conference” held May 13, 2005 at Minnesota Public Radio. The topic was “What makes a good talk show guest?” More information is available online at: http://www.prndi.org/

April 15, 2005 – Los Angeles, CA, was a panelist at the American Bar Association's Seventh Annual Conference, “The Golden State of ADR.” The panel was titled: “Dealing with the Press in Multi-Party, Environmental Disputes: Challenges with Confidentiality.”

April 9, 2005 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – panelist at the Media and the Law Seminar 2005 (" Delivering the Message: Is the Public Well Served?" ) held by the Law Society of Alberta on April 9, 2005. The topic of the panel was: "You Be the Judge: How Well is the Public Informed by the Justice System and the Media?" More information is available online at: http://www.lawsocietyalberta.com/news/eventsawards.cfm

March 17, 2005 – Washington, DC, Participant in Roundtable at the 5th Annual Hurley Symposium, "The Seduction of Secrecy: Toward Better Access to Government Information on the Record" at the National Press Club on March 17, 2005. The symposium was covered by C-SPAN and aired on C-SPAN 2 on March 18, 2005 . The Editor & Publisher article, “ Panel Discussion on Anonymous Sourcing Coming to National Press Club,” by Joe Strupp, provides a preview. The article is available online at: http://editorandpublisher.com/eandp/search/article_display.jsp?schema=&vnu_content_id=1000815671 . Much more information, including a PODcast, transcript, etc., can be retrieved from http://www.journalism.missouri.edu/news/releases/2005/related/hurley-symposium-2005.html

March 16, 2005 – Arlington, VA, was a panelist on "Access and the Courts" at the 2005 National FOI Day conference, "Congress and the Courts: Confronting Secrecy," at the Freedom Forum. Details at: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=15000
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March 3, 2005 – Miami, FL, was a panelist for “Journalists Under Fire,” presented as part of Communication Week 2005 at the University of Miami. More information is available online at: http://com.miami.edu/events/CommWeek05/thursdaym3.htm .

January 14-15, 2005 – Boca Raton, FL, was a facilitator for two separate workshops on “Hot Issues in Ethics” at the 10 th Annual Conference of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law.

February 3-4, 2005 – Paris, France, was a panelist for Session 2: “Between Security and Openness: Should There Be Limits to Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information?” at the International Conference on Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace, a UNESCO thematic meeting for the World Summit on the Information Society. Kirtley was also a participant at other events at the conference. The conference was held at UNESCO's headquarters.

November 20, 2004 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – presented a paper, “Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est La Meme Chose: A Reflection on the Reporter's Privilege in the United States, 1995-2004,” as part of the “International Developments:” panel at the Canadian National Media Law Conference.

November 18, 2004 – New York, NY, was a panelist on “Newsgathering, Right of Privacy and Related Torts: at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law 2004 Conference.

October 25, 2004 – Minneapolis, MN, was a panelist for “Indecency in the Media” at the Minnesota Broadcasters Association Annual Conference.

October 8, 2004 – Eugene, OR, a presentation, “Comity, Shmomity: Will U.S. Courts Continue to Refuse to Enforce Foreign Libel Judgments?" was part of a panel, "Exporting the First Amendment Abroad: Sullivan 's Global Impact," at a conference, " New York Times v. Sullivan Forty Years After: Its Impact on Freedom of the Press in the United States and Abroad" at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The conference was co-sponsored by the University of Oregon 's School of Journalism and Communication and by the School of Law . http://jcomm.uoregon.edu/sullivan/

October 1, 2004 – Chicago, IL, appeared on a panel, "What Do E-Voting Machines Know About My Vote?" at a symposium, "E-lection 2004: Is E-voting Ready for Prime Time?" sponsored by the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law at the John Marshall Law School, a link to which can be found at http://evoting.jmls.edu September 11, 2004 – New York , NY , appeared on a panel, “Fair Press vs. Free Trial,” at the 2004 Society of Professional Journalists National Convention in New York City .

August 7, 2004 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Appeared on the panel “Contemporary Libel Law and the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan” at the annual AEJMC convention.

August 6, 2004 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Appeared on the panel “A Conflict of Laws: American Media Coverage of Canadian Crimes,” at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention.

May 16, 2004 – Indianapolis, IN, attended SDX Foundation Board meeting. May 9-11, 2004 – Washington DC , was an invited participant at the Inter American Press Association's Hemisphere Summit of National Congresses of the Americas on Freedom of the Press.

April 17, 2004 – Troutdale, OR, appeared on a panel, “Spotlight on ethics: How hard can it be to tell the truth?” at the SPJ Region 10 Conference.

April 16, 2004 – Portland, OR, conducted a workshop on current freedom of information issues for the staff of The Oregonian .

March 27, 2004 – Bloomington, MN, was a panelist for “Media Ethics: Making the Tough Calls” at the Midwest Journalism Conference.

January 23, 2004 – Boca Raton, FL, was a panelist for a plenary session, "Let the Sunshine In: The Promise of the Internet, The Threat to Personal Privacy, and Florida 's Unique Approach" at the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law's 9th Annual Conference.

November 20-21, 2003 – Columbus, OH, spoke at the National Conference Addressing Issues Related to Celebratory Riots, co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, and the U.S. Justice Department. She appeared on a panel on Nov. 20, "The CIty Government Perspective on Celebratory Riots," and discussed the role of the news media prior, during and after riots. Visit http://studentaffairs.osu.edu/riots/ for more information.

November 13, 2003 – New York, NY, appeared on the “Access” panel at the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law conference.

November 1, 2003 – Minneapolis, MN, appeared on a panel for a public forum on the USA PATRIOT Act sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis held at the Women's Club of Minneapolis. http://www.lwvmpls.org

October 29, 2003 – Orono, ME, was a panelist for the William S. Cohen Papers Forum, “The Media Threatened? Protecting the Free Flow of Information,” at the University of Maine. Presented “The Perils of Privilege: The Role of the Citizen-Journalist in a Democratic Society.” http://www.library.umaine.edu/cohen/forum.htm

October 9, 2003 – Denver, CO, wrote and acted as the interlocutor for a "Fred Friendly" -style seminar, "Media Ethics in Wartime," for 25 high school teachers. The program was part of a series called "The High School Ethics Project," sponsored by the Center for Education in Law and Democracy in Denver. Panelists included Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Russ Carparelli; Denver Post reporter Gwen Florio; Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Leone; and media lawyer Christopher Beall.

September 11, 2003 – Tampa , FL , attended the board meeting for the SDX Foundation at the national Society of Professional Journalists convention.

August 2, 2003 - was a panelist at the AEJMC Annual Convention in Kansas City, "Cinching the Cloak of Secrecy: Framing Freedom of Information as a National Security Threat."

August 1, 2003 - appeared on a panel, "Post 9-11: Public Records and the Privacy Debate" at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 30th annual meeting in Washington, DC..

June 26-28, 2003 - New York, NY, was a panelist discussing the proposed Global Internet Freedom Act at a conference on "Press Freedom on the Internet," sponsored by the World Press Freedom Committee and the Communications and Media Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. For additional information go to http://www.wpfc.org/index.jsp?page=Internet%20Press%20Freedom%20Conference.

May 17, 2003 - Nashville, TN, was a panelist for "Homeland Security: Secrets in America" at the National Freedom of Information Coalition/SPJ Sunshine Project Annual Conference. More information is available online at http://www.nfoic.org/Meetings.html.

April 11-12, 2003 - Dallas, TX, was one of two instructors, with Professor Susan Ross of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, to speak at the "Freedom of the Press Seminar" at the First Amendment Institute.

April 5, 2003 - Cleveland, OH, was a panelist on April 5 for "Personal Liberty in an Era of Terrorism," at the Thirteenth Meeting of the Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. One of her co-panelists was Ken Starr, the special prosecutor in the Whitewater probe.

March 14, 2003 - Arlington, VA, was a panelist at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center's National FOI Day Conference. Her panel, "The Courts: Are They the Answer?" was moderated by attorney Lee Levine, the 2001 Silha Lecturer. More information available online at http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=6504.

February 20, 2003 - Minneapolis, MN, was a panelist for "Remember 9-11: The Media and the 'War on Terror'" held at Coffman Memorial Union. SJMC Director Albert Tims moderated the panel discussion that included Kirtley, James Druckman of the Political Science department, and Scott Libin, SJMC Cowles Fellow and former news director at KSTP-TV.

December 10, 2002 - Minneapolis - met with Lakshman Kumar Upadhyaya of Tribhuvan University Law Faculty, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was visiting the University of Minnesota under a Fulbright program while working with Human Rights Center of the Law School.

November 16, 2002 - Toronto - was a panelist for "Anti-Terrorism: Subpoenas, Sources, and Access - International Developments Affecting the Media," at the 2002 National Media Law Conference sponsored by Ad Idem, the Canadian media lawyers' association.

November 14, 2002 - New York - appeared on the "Access" panel at the Practising Law Institute's Communication Law 2002 conference.

October 22, 2002 - Minneapolis - met with nine World Press Institute Fellows with Professor Kathleen Hansen, director of the Minnesota Journalism Center, to be briefed about journalism education in the United States. The countries represented by Fellows this year were: Australia, Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda.

October 6, 2002 - Minneapolis - was a panelist for "Terrorism: The First Amendment and Responsible Journalism -- The Delicate Balance," at the 109th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

September 17, 2002 - Minneapolis - Six journalists from Armenia attended Professor Kirtley's Mass Communication Law class. Their visit was facilitated by the Minnesota International Center.

September 10, 2002 - Minneapolis - Ten journalists from Germany attended Professor Kirtley's Mass Communication Law class. Their visit was facilitated by the Minnesota International Center.

September 25, 2002 - Alexandria, Va. - panelist on "Posted No Journalists: Newsgathering Laws in Foreign Countries at the 2002 NAA/NAB/LDRC Libel Conference, "Searching for the First Amendment." Additional information is posted online at http://www.naa.org/ppolicy/legal/libel02/program.html.

August 12, 2002 - Minneapolis - panelist on "Kids and Sex: Are Media Promoting Debate or Peddling Fear? A Conversation with Judith Levine, author of Harmful to Minors." The panel took place at The Open Book, and was sponsored by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Minnesota, and Ruminator Books.

August 10, 2002 - Washington, D.C. - panelist on "Will September 11 Change the American Constitution?" The panel was moderated by Harvard Law professor Arthur Miller at the American Bar Association's annual meeting. The panel was carried broadcast live and repeated at later dates on C-SPAN. The video can be viewed at http://www.cspan.org/laws_courts.

August 6, 2002 - Miami - moderator for a panel, "Arresting Facts about Crime Coverage," part of a pre-convention workshop, "Covering Crime: A Multi-Dimensional Workshop" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference.

July 26, 2002 - Denver - panelist for "The Electronic Trail: Perils of Policymakers and Private Citizens" at the National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting, " Summit for America."

June 24, 2002 - hosted seven Armenian journalists at the Silha Center to discuss media law and media ethics. The journalists were in the United States under the auspices of the State Department's International Visitor Program, and their visit was facilitated by the Minnesota International Center.

June 21, 2002 - Washington, D.C., panelist at a plenary session, "The Role of the Press and the Judicial System" at the Inter American Press Association's Hemisphere Summit on Justice and Freedom of the Press in the Americas. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was the keynote speaker and participated in the panel which immediately followed his remarks. The program was taped by C-SPAN for broadcast at a future date. For more information, go to http://www.sipiapa.org. Pictures of Professor Kirtley's presentation at the event are available at: http://www.bigwood.biz/SIP/pages/IAPA097.htm and http://www.bigwood.biz/SIP/index_6.htm.

June 13, 2002 - San Diego, Calif., panelist for "Ethics: Going to Jail for Your Journalism" at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists 20th Annual Convention in San Diego.

April 29, 2002 - Olympia, Wash., served as moderator for "The First Amendment in America Today: Can a 200-Year-Old Absolutist Right be Applied in the 21st Century?" as part of the First Amendment Forum at Evergreen State College.

April 19, 2002 - Kansas City, Mo., panelist on two panels for the 15th Annual Seminar, Media and the Law 2002: "Ethical Dilemmas Every Media Lawyer Encounters," and "Balancing National Security Concerns with the Public's Right to Know and Individuals' Rights of Privacy." The seminar was sponsored by the University of Kansas Continuing Education program.

April 5, 2002 - Bloomington, Minn., panelist for "On the Security Front," at the Midwest Journalism Conference.

March 22-23, 2002 - Houston, Texas, was one of two faculty for the "Freedom of the Press" seminar of the First Amendment Institute.

March 15, 2002 - Roanoke, Va., appeared on the "FOI and Privacy" panel at the Virginia Press Association/Associated Press 2002 Winter Conference, "Ground Zero in the Newsroom: Covering the Homefront in the War on Terror."

February 20, 2002 - Minneapolis, led a seminar, "Careers in Media Law," at the University of Minnesota Law School.

February 15-16, 2002 - Boca Raton, Fla, was facilitator for two sessions on "Hot Issues in Ethics," at the American Bar Association's Forum Committee on Communications Law conference.

February 7, 2002 - St. Paul, Minn., debated the topic "Civil Liberties," with former Justice Department attorney William Michael Jr., at Metropolitan State University.

December 12, 2001 – Minneapolis was a panelist for "First Amendment Rights in the Wake of September 11, 2001," moderated by Harvard law Professor Arthur Miller. The program was sponsored by West Group and All District Legal Education as a continuing legal education course for attorneys.

November 16, 2001 – Washington, D.C., was a panelist for "The First Amendment and Technology," part of the symposium, "The First Amendment: New Challenges for a Changed World," presented by the Media Institute's Cornerstone Project.

November 8, 2001 – New York, was a panelist on "Cyberliability and the Internet," at the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law conference.

October 22, 2001 – Minneapolis, participated in a panel, "Terror! Media Coverage of September 11 and the Aftermath," at Cowles Auditorium, an event cosponsored by the Minnesota Professional Chapter of SPJ, SJMC's Minnesota Journalism Center and the Silha Center. A complete audio recording of the event is available on the Minnesota Public Radio's web site at http://news.mpr.org/features/200110/23_helmsm_media/index.shtml.

October 22, 2001 – Minneapolis, gave a presentation on the First Amendment and the September 11 aftermath to a group of 10 international journalists who visited SJMC under the auspices of the World Press Institute.

October 20, 2001 – Minneapolis, participated in two panels at the National Writers Union, Twin Cities Local Conference, "The WOW (Who Owns What) Conference: Intellectual Property in the New Millennium." The panels were entitled, "Ideal Legal Protection for IP in the Wake of Tasini v. The New York Times," and "Intellectual Property, Values & Ethics." The Web site for the National Writers Union can be found at www.nwu-tc.org.

October 16, 2001 – Minneapolis, met with two journalists and an attorney from Swaziland at the Silha Center. The visitors were exploring the possibility of the creation of a news council in their home country.

October 11, 2001 – Minneapolis, conducted a seminar for members of the University of Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. The topic of the seminar was government secrecy in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

October 4-5, 2001 – Bellevue, Wash., appeared on two panels, "Protecting Words and Pictures: Intellectual Property Rights" and "The Public vs. the Press," at the National Society of Professional Journalists convention.

September 25, 2001 – Minneapolis, presented "Basics of Press Law," at the Minnesota State High School Journalism Convention.

August 3, 2001 - Hong Kong, participated in panel discussion broadcast online by the Freedom Forum. The tape of the July 12 seminar, "Privacy Intrusion - Where to Draw the Line?" was co-hosted by the Hong Kong Journalists Association at the Freedom Forum Asian Center. Program was available online at http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=13041.

April 26, 2001 – Kansas City, Mo., appeared on two panels at the Fourteenth Annual Media and the Law Seminar. The panels were entitled, "Internet Communications III: Data Collection in a Time of Privacy," and "Ethics in Media Law: Situations Every Media Lawyer Encounters."

March 30-31, 2001 – Nashville, Tenn., judge in the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds of the 11th National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at Vanderbilt University Law School.

March 15, 2001 – Washington, D.C., invited as a participant to "National Strategy for Enhancing State FOI Laws." Roundtable is sponsored by the Rockefeller Family Fund. February 17, 2001 – Washington, D.C., panelist at the Scripps Howard National Roundtable, speaking on "Collision Course? Business and Journalism."

February 15-16, 2001 – Boca Raton, Fla., acted as chief facilitator for a workshop entitled, "Hot Issues in Ethics," for the ABA Forum Committee on Communications Law.

November 17, 2000 – Washington, D.C., was an invited participant in the Privacy Agenda Roundtable at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

November 14, 2000 – New York, spoke on a panel, "When Do Information Privacy Rules Violate Freedom of Speech," at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law conference.

September 25, 2000 – London, an invited participant at the Libel Defense Resource Center's Conference. Topic was "Developments in English Libel and Privacy Law."

August 9-10, 2000 – Phoenix, Ariz., panelist, "The Bottom Line: How Business Practices are Shaping Media Law," and "Honoring IRE: A Legal and Ethical Look at Investigative Reporting," at the AEJMC conference.

July 19, 2000 – Chicago, panelist, "State Public Records on Privacy," National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting.

July 17-18, 2000 – Los Angeles, panel chair, "Ethics and the Newsgathering Process;" panel participant, "Sources and Subpoenas," and "Developments in Libel and Privacy Law," at Litigating Newsgathering Claims and Litigating Libel and Privacy Claims, Practising Law Institute.

June 16-17, 2000 – New Orleans, panelist, " Law School for Reporters," Louisiana State Bar Association.

June 14-15, 2000 – New York, panel chair, "Ethics and the Newsgathering Process," and panel participant, "Sources and Subpoenas," at Litigating Newsgathering Claims, Practising Law Institute.

April 28-29, 2000 – Houston, faculty for "Freedom of the Press," First Amendment Institute, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

April 19, 2000 – Eden Prairie, Minn., conducted a workshop on media law for approximately 40 employees of the Sun Newspapers group.

April 8-9, 2000 – San Francisco, panelist, "The Media and Mediation: When ADR and the First Amendment Clash," ADR by the Bay: The Golden Gate to Collaborative Problem Solving, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.

April 3, 2000 – Charlottesville, Va., panelist, "Media Influences: What's Public, What's Private?" at the National Symposium on Character in Politics held at the University of Virginia Center for Governmental Studies. The panel was covered by C-SPAN.

March 17-18, 2000 – Nashville, Tenn., judge in the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds of the 10th National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at Vanderbilt University Law School.

February 11-13, 2000 – Washington, D.C., panelist at Scripps Howard Roundtable, "Media Ethics: Doing It Right," at the National Press Club. The panel was covered by C-SPAN.

November 11-12, 1999 – New York, on two panels, on "Reporter's Privilege," and "Prior Restraint," at the Practising Law Institute Conference on Communications Law.

October 14-15, 1999 – Miami, panelist speaking on "High Profile Cases," at the National Association of Women Judges Conference.

October 2-4, 1999 – Indianapolis, on two panels, speaking on "Reporting on the Edge," and "Working the Net as a Reporting Tool," at the Society of Professional Journalists National Convention.

September 22-27, 2000 – Arlington, Va., on two panels, speaking on "Investigative Reporting Outside the United States," and "Academic Panel on First Principles," at the Libel Defense Resource Center Conference.

September 15, 1999 – Hong Kong, panelist at the Freedom Forum Asian Center. She spoke on "Fighting Libel, Defamation and Contempt: Weapons for Muzzling the Media."

August 28, 1999 – Chicago, panelist at the International Privacy Symposium.

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