Virtual Speakers Bureau

Let us meet you in your newsroom or classroom!  Invite an SPLC expert to come speak to your class or newsroom via Zoom videoconference. Speakers will join you for up to 40 minutes (including Q & A) and can present on one of these topics:

  • High school student press freedom
  • Copyright
  • Freedom of Information / public records
  • Libel and defamation
  • Covering the coronavirus
  • Covering protests

Or check out our new offering: Virtual Newsroom Chats

Instead of a formal presentation, invite an SPLC attorney into your virtual newsroom for a 30-minute Q&A session on any media law topic you’d like (censorship, libel, privacy, access, copyright, reporters’ privilege, etc.). SPLC attorneys Mike Hiestand or Sommer Dean have responded to thousands of legal hotline queries over the years and always enjoy the opportunity to talk with student media staff in a more open-ended, less formal setting. Bring your questions.

All presentations will be conducted on the free Zoom videoconferencing platform (download Zoom here).

To schedule a speaker, please fill out the following form with at least 10 business days’ advance notice. Slots are set to eastern time. Please give us several scheduling options. We’re looking forward to seeing you in your newsroom!