Northwestern Pritzker School of Law announced the appointment of new Law Board members, including new members of the Executive Committee. The Law Board is dedicated to advancing Northwestern ...
The Intersection of Media and Law
With Megan Murphy and Kate Shaw
President Trump and other politicians have painted the media as the “enemy of the people” — purveyors of fake news who use their platform as a means to defame others. But really, what are the legal requirements of the media when reporting news? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks to Northwestern Law alumnae Kate Shaw and Megan Murphy about their experience as lawyers in the media. They discuss the many legal issues facing journalists and pundits, and whether more law is needed to manage these matters. They also give tips on how to cultivate an ideologically diverse media diet and discuss the impact of social media on news.
Carter Phillips (JD ‘77) has a long and storied history with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Not only is he one of the most engaged alumni of the Law School, he is also one of the school’s ...