Revealing the mystery
of an arcane world
A peak at liability
For more than a year FIRE has worked with media attorneys and insurance experts to help publishers and broadcasters protect freelance reporters.
Now we've turned their expertise into a series of educational guides, or tip sheets.
The tip sheets take a bedrock of accountability journalism—the poorly understood and often-arcane world of media law and insurance—and reveal it in plain language.
The bottom line: the liability model often used for freelance investigative journalism does not work well for the public interest.
Our tip sheets inform a viable alternative, providing immediate guidance for current stories.
Even the most seasoned journalist will find some surprises.
Let us know your thoughts, as always.
Laird Townsend, FIRE Director