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Tuesday, January 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Freedom of Information Law Workshop

To jumpstart your 2022 reporting, get your Freedom of Information knowledge honed and questions answered with longtime media lawyer Matthew Leish. Get clarity on the differences between New York State’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Leish has extensive appearance with filings at both the state and federal level. He will be able to answer questions on framing your request, the timing rules, appealing a FOI officer’s decision, and when tougher legal tactics are necessary to gain access to information the public deserves to know.

Featured past event

The Alarming World of Deepfakes: When Audio and Video Isn’t Real

From presidential press briefings to eyewitness accounts of a house fire, journalists and our audiences routinely rely on remotely gathered and transmitted audio and video to verify what people say and do. But the ability to digitally manipulate faces, voices and scenes – known as deepfake technology – has now evolved to the point where it is virtually impossible to tell a fake from the genuine article. The real-life consequences are only starting to become apparent. An expert panel discussed deepfakes, which raise big questions on what is real online. The challenge: How to verify what we see and hear?