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National Hispanic Journalists Conference Features Dana McElroy

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Best practices in newsgathering will be highlighted by Thomas & LoCicero partner.

Dana J. McElroy, partner with Thomas & LoCicero, is serving as a speaker today at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conference in Miami.  Ms. McElroy is presenting during a segment “Legal Workshop:  Newsgathering and FOIA.” 

During the workshop, Ms. McElroy will focus on what a journalist can and cannot legally do in the process of gathering the news.  She will discuss a journalist’s rights and entitlements under the Freedom of Information Act and Florida’s Sunshine Act.  She will also address responsibilities, obligations and best practices of journalists. 

Thomas & LoCicero is a proud supporter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).  Established in 1984, NAHJ has over 2,200 members across the country including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators.  The organization’s national office is located in Washington, DC.

Ms. McElroy serves as a partner in Thomas & LoCicero’s Fort Lauderdale office. She practices at the trial and appellate levels, handling a wide range of matters involving media and communications law, including defending libel and invasion of privacy suits, pursuing access to judicial proceedings and public records, resisting subpoenas for videotape and reporter’s testimony, and conducting pre-publication review of television broadcasts and news articles. 

With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known, respected and committed to free speech and a free press.  The firm represents the industry’s leading electronic and traditional publishers, as well as individual journalists, bloggers and influencers of social media on issues ranging from news gathering to invasion of privacy, from defamation to pre-publication review.  At the heart of the firm’s mission is to champion free speech and defend journalism every day.