Legal Affairs Action

ONA’s Legal Affairs Committee works with the Board of Directors to formulate the organization’s position on legal issues that impact our members and the digital journalism community. The committee reviews lawsuits with an eye toward joining, either as a party or as an amicus (or “friend of the court”), as well as proposed briefs and legislation that may affect how journalists do their jobs.

Click here to see an ongoing list of the committee’s work on behalf of ONA members and the journalism community. Items are listed by the original date of first action and updates are provided below each.

Committee members are:

  • Mandy Jenkins, Chair
  • Alison Schary, ONA Legal Counsel from Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Meredith Artley
  • Eric Carvin
  • David Cohn
  • Joshua Hatch
  • Jose Zamora
  • David Ardia, Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Irving Washington, Executive Director

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