Broadcast Station Audits -- From Antitrust to Zoning the Focus of 20th Annual Forum for Broadcast Lawyers

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Bar Association

    CHICAGO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Webcasting, newsgathering, political
 advertising and employment pitfalls are just some of the hundreds of issues to
 be addressed at the 20th Annual "Representing Your Local Broadcaster" Forum,
 sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law, the
 National Association of Broadcasters and the Federal Communications Bar
 Association.  The one-day workshop will be held Sunday, April 22, at The
 Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
     This year's completely redesigned forum will feature a mock broadcast
 station audit mirroring station organizations and focus on practical advice
 useful in avoiding the myriad of problems that face station operators.
     Panel discussions will include in-house and outside legal experts who will
 offer insightful and candid advice on such issues as:
 
     -- Station Procedures
     -- Sales and Marketing
     -- Programming and Promotions
     -- Human Resources
     -- News
     -- Operations/Engineering
     -- Finance/Administration
     -- Webcasting
 
     Luncheon will feature a panel discussion titled "Washington Policy
 Update," with Marsha McBride, chief of staff, Federal Communications
 Commission; Roy Stewart, chief, Mass Media Bureau, Federal Communications
 Commission; Paula Ford, minority counsel, Senate Commerce, Science and
 Transportation Committee; and Jessica Wallace, legislative counsel, House,
 Energy and Commerce Committee.
     Program Chair Jerald N. Fritz of Washington, D.C., said, "Our members will
 leave the forum not only with incisive comments, but with the most complete
 broadcast station audit checklist ever presented."
     The ABA Forum on Communications Law focuses on all aspects of
 communications law, including newspapers, broadcasting, cable, magazine and
 book publishing, common carrier and the Internet.
     The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional
 membership association in the world.  With more than 400,000 members, the ABA
 provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information
 about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and
 initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
 
 

SOURCE American Bar Association
    CHICAGO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Webcasting, newsgathering, political
 advertising and employment pitfalls are just some of the hundreds of issues to
 be addressed at the 20th Annual "Representing Your Local Broadcaster" Forum,
 sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law, the
 National Association of Broadcasters and the Federal Communications Bar
 Association.  The one-day workshop will be held Sunday, April 22, at The
 Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
     This year's completely redesigned forum will feature a mock broadcast
 station audit mirroring station organizations and focus on practical advice
 useful in avoiding the myriad of problems that face station operators.
     Panel discussions will include in-house and outside legal experts who will
 offer insightful and candid advice on such issues as:
 
     -- Station Procedures
     -- Sales and Marketing
     -- Programming and Promotions
     -- Human Resources
     -- News
     -- Operations/Engineering
     -- Finance/Administration
     -- Webcasting
 
     Luncheon will feature a panel discussion titled "Washington Policy
 Update," with Marsha McBride, chief of staff, Federal Communications
 Commission; Roy Stewart, chief, Mass Media Bureau, Federal Communications
 Commission; Paula Ford, minority counsel, Senate Commerce, Science and
 Transportation Committee; and Jessica Wallace, legislative counsel, House,
 Energy and Commerce Committee.
     Program Chair Jerald N. Fritz of Washington, D.C., said, "Our members will
 leave the forum not only with incisive comments, but with the most complete
 broadcast station audit checklist ever presented."
     The ABA Forum on Communications Law focuses on all aspects of
 communications law, including newspapers, broadcasting, cable, magazine and
 book publishing, common carrier and the Internet.
     The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional
 membership association in the world.  With more than 400,000 members, the ABA
 provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information
 about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and
 initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
 
 SOURCE  American Bar Association

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