NPPA Constitutional Rights Panel Set For Texas In September

ATHENS, GA (August 27, 2015) – A panel discussion concerning the constitutional right to photograph and record in public, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association, will take place Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX.

Journalists, bloggers, lawyers, police and first responders as well as criminal justice and law students are encouraged to attend. 

The event is also sponsored by San Jacinto College, NPPA's Region 8, the Society of Professional Journalists Houston Chapter, Vinson & Elkins LLP, the Houston Chronicle, the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, and the Pasadena (TX) Police Department.

NPPA's general legal counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher will moderate a panel that includes Josh Bruegger, assistant chief of operational command for the Pasadena Police Department; Marc A. Fuller, an attorney for Vinson & Elkins LLP; Scott Kingsley, a multimedia editor for the Houston Chronicle; and Jose Luis Jiménez, the managing news editor for Houston Public Media's KUHF-FM 88.7.

Doors open for this free event at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Monte Blue Music Building Auditorium on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX. Parking passes are not required for this event.

Topics that will be discussed include what are the rights of the people and the press to photograph and record in public; can police seize and view images or order them to be deleted; some of the most recent case laws regarding these issues; how to foster a better understanding of our rights and responsibilities in our roles in newsgathering and free speech.

Register before September 11, 2015 online here.