"Privacy Versus Free Speech in the Age of Mass Media, Twenty-First Century Communications, and Social Media"
View this highly interactive dialogue on the subject of the tension between our notion of individual privacy and the media's exercise of the free speech guarantee in the First Amendment. The discussion is in the context of today's media of mass communication and the emergence in recent years of social media. Professor Arthur R. Miller, Concord supplementary lecturer and New York University professor, took on the role of Bob Blogger in a series of hypothetical vignettes that present these issues to an elite panel of journalists and lawyers. The panel discussion, in a format popularized by the Fred Friendly Seminars on various PBS programs, was held in October 2011 at the Washington Post Conference Center in Washington, DC. The audience included Concord professors, alumni, and students.
"....Overall the experience was incredible. Professor Miller’s hypothetical world of Nirvana where he was a blogger and called his blog “Celebrity Stalkers” was fascinating as you could imagine yourself in that situation and as the panel answered his questions, such as ‘Why do you need to include the children?’ ‘What did they do to deserve that type of exposure?’ and so on, you can almost see the answers coming. The panelists were brilliant!"
Janice Carucci, 2Jan11c
"Professor Miller asked intriguing questions during the presentation while the panelists provided thought-provoking answers on the cutting-edge topic of social media and free speech. Highlighting the event was meeting Professor Miller and all my Concord professors!"
Victoria Sharp Kaufman, 2Jan11b
"A little over 2 years ago, I graduated from Concord Law School. Like many Concord students, it was a dream—a rigorous journey that Concord Law School has put forth for its successful graduates. Concord offered a unique opportunity to its academic community for enhancing continuing education. The moderation of the panel discussion conducted by Professor Arthur Miller brought immense interest to the participants. The lively discussions by distinguished panelists, many from within the Beltway, made the presentation most enjoyable intellectually and professionally. "
Hafizur Rahman, Executive Juris Doctor 2009