American Society of Magazine Editors

ASME Annual Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors 2019

Event Information
October 17, 2019
757 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017

The law is changing as fast as your job description. Are you keeping up?

Join us for ASME's 2019 Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors to find out about the latest legal developments affecting your brand. In a fast-paced day-long program, we'll discuss what you need to know to keep your magazine—and writers, photographers, bloggers and publisher—out of court and on top of the competition


Morning Session: Business Law for Magazine Editors (9:30am to 12:30pm; breakfast will be provided)

Topics include: How to protect your brand and content online; collect and use reader information; and run social sweeps and promotions; as well as updates on FTC regulations concerning endorsements and promotions; legal issues in responsive marketing; and the effects of overtime rules on employer-employee relations

Afternoon Session: Journalism Law for Magazine Editors (2:00 to 5:30pm)

Topics include: Guidelines for social media, streaming video and native advertising; what to know about music rights; fact, fiction and the imperiled role of the fact-checker; the definition of fair use in the digital context; and, of course, the latest about protecting your magazine from libel and invasion of privacy claims

Lunch will be provided for full-day attendees


Robert A. Bertsche and Peter J. Caruso II, magazine lawyers in the Media and Intellectual Property Group of Prince Lobel Tye LLP


To register, download this form and return it to Nina Fortuna at


ASME members (and their staff): Morning Session: $95 Afternoon Session: $95 Full Day: $195
Nonmembers: Morning Session: $145 Afternoon Session: $145 Full Day: $295