Online media legal needs not that much different from other news outlets

A study conducted found that online media legal needs are quite similar in terms of advice and dispute as other offline publications

The advent and flourishing of online media has effectively stifled many a print publication, and its proliferation has changed the world of journalism in ways that are yet to be fully felt. But in one way, online media shares similar a specific gripe with any other news outlets: legal needs.

The Harvard Digital Media Law Project issued a report called “The Legal Needs of Emerging Online Media: The Online Media Legal Network After 500 Referrals,” which explores the relationship of those in the burgeoning and/or established-as-successful online media outlets to the legal field. The project maintains a group called the Online Media Legal Network (OMLN), which offers pro-bono legal services to independent journalists and digital publishers according to Capital New York.

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Juliana Kenny

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