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FIRST Up: Current Issues in the First Amendment

June 29, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Renewable Energy Group
416 S. Bell Street
Ames, IA 50010

Public relations professionals regularly speak out on behalf of their organizations and clients. In fact, the practice of PR is rooted in the First Amendment protection of freedom of speech. While corporate expression is afforded only some of the same legal rights as individuals, the best PR pros know when to invoke their clients’ right to free speech and when to offer caution on certain speech activities. We’re pleased to invite you to join us for this month’s Friday FYI in Ames for a discussion facilitated by Julie Roosa, Iowa State University’s First Amendment Specialist, on current issues in the First Amendment and how they relate to public relations. This event is free for members and non-members.

8 to 8:30 a.m. - coffee, doughnuts, and networking 

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - discussion

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If you cannot make it to the meeting this Friday, you can still participate via webinar. Click here to register for the webinar, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Julie Roosa is the First Amendment Specialist at the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. Her position is devoted to improving understanding about the First Amendment and involves outreach, training, and teaching. She earned a law degree and master’s degree from Drake University, where she focused on the First Amendment, Constitutional law, civil rights, media law, and journalism. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Journalism. Before joining the faculty at ISU, she taught classes in journalism, media, and law at Des Moines Area Community College for 14 years. She also served as faculty adviser for the DMACC student newspapers and was a member of the DMACC honors program. Previously, Julie has held positions at the Ames Tribune, Blake Parker Law Office, and the Second Judicial District in Iowa. Julie lives with her husband and two children on an acreage outside of Boone.


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