Legal and Legislative
Newspapers deal with legal questions on a daily basis. What about a threatened libel suit? Was a school board in an illegal executive session? Do you risk reader ire by running that accident scene photo? Our legal staff is here to help.
Our staff attorneys answer questions and offer guidance through the Legal Hotline. Calls about the First Amendment, open meetings, open records, gag orders, subpoenas and more are free to all employees of member newspapers. You can also read online information on legal topics that affect newspapers.
Among our Legal Publications, the online newspaper handbook addresses all newspaper legal topics. The Media Survival Kit is a must have for every reporter and editor in the Commonwealth.
PNA works tirelessly for improved open meeting, open records and public notice laws. As part of our Government Affairs services, we monitor every bill going through the state capitol that could affect the way news is gathered, and we lobby in the best interest of the industry and the public.