Journalism professor Stephen Bates to Moderate Panel at Vegas Valley Book Festival Oct. 17

Stephen Bates, Associate Professor in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, will moderate a panel on free speech Oct. 17 at the 14th annual Vegas Valley Book Festival.
Sep. 30, 2015

Stephen Bates, Associate Professor in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, will moderate a panel on free speech Oct. 17 at the 14th annual Vegas Valley Book Festival in downtown Las Vegas. Bates teaches First Amendment Law and in spring 2015, he will co-teach Drones, Privacy and the Law for journalism, engineering and law students.

The panel, “The Free Speech Battleground: From Paris to the Digital Frontier” includes Leslie C. Griffin, professor at the UNLV Boyd School of Law; Hal Berghel, professor of computer science at the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, and Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and of the Institute’s First Amendment Center. Griffin teaches constitutional law and is known for interdisciplinary work in law and religion.

The festival features more than 120 authors and 50 events, including panel discussions, readings, book signings, workshops, vendor exhibits, art exhibitions, spoken word performances. For more information, visit the Vegas Valley Book Festival website.

Bates is the author, co-author, or editor of four books. His work has appeared in Journalism and Mass Communication QuarterlyCommunication Law and Policy, International Journal of Communication, and First Amendment Law Review, as well as The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Washington PostSlate, and The Wilson Quarterly. Bates has also been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies, and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University.

What: The Free Speech Battleground: From Paris to the Digital Frontier, Moderated by Stephen Bates, Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

When: Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Fifth Street School, Room 125

401 S. Fourth St.

Las Vegas, NV 89101

More information: Vegas Valley Book Festival