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Noontime Update on Advertising: The Top Ten Legal Issues You Should Know


May 11, 2021




Teresa Shaak

Can’t miss!  This session includes a look at important legalities affecting advertising sales.

Melissa Melewsky, PNA’s Media Law Counsel, offers valuable information on the laws of advertising. She’ll highlight some of the most common questions and concerns she hears through the PNA Legal Hotline.  While maintaining ad revenue, be sure that you’re compliant with fair housing and fair employment laws as well as laws governing tobacco and vaping products, beer and liquor, medical marijuana and CBD products, gambling, bingo and smalls games of chance, trademark, copyright and more.

Most appropriate for advertising directors, managers and sales reps.

This one-hour webinar is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon.

Registrants must have both a computer and audio/phone in order to participate.

There is no cost for PNA members.  Non-member fee: $20.

To register, complete the form below or email the PNA Foundation.  A confirmation with GoToMeeting log in instructions will be sent to each registrant one or two days prior to the sessions.


May 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Melissa Melewsky is Media Law Counsel for the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. She provides legal advice and advocacy to newspapers across the Commonwealth on a wide range of legal topics affecting the newspaper industry. Melewsky also advocates for newspapers as an amicus curiae in the Pennsylvania judicial system in cases affecting the newspaper industry including access to government records and meetings, First Amendment rights, and defamation.

Melewsky has been a guest lecturer throughout the Commonwealth for media and civic organizations as well as government agencies and the court system on the Right to Know Law, the Sunshine Act and other laws that affect the media industry. Melewsky is a former co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Bar Press Committee and is currently an active member.

Prior to joining the Association, Melewsky was the judicial law clerk to the Honorable William Harvey Wiest, Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas. She received a B.A. in Telecommunications from the Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.