National Press Club

Expert to outline threats to photographers' freedom at noon Wednesday

June 24, 2012 | By Darlene Shields |

Mickey H. Osterreicher

Mickey H. Osterreicher

Mickey H. Osterreicher, an attorney and award-winning photojournalist, will discuss "The Ongoing Assault on the Right to Photograph/Record in Public" at noon, Wednesday, June 27, at a joint luncheon meeting of the Club's Photography and Press Freedom Committees in the McClendon Room.

Osterreicher will discuss the tension between the press and government regarding news coverage of matters of public interest. His talk will be an update of events since his presentation at the Club on Jan. 25, 2012.

Osterreicher will also discuss recent developments in the field of copyright as it pertains to photography, as well as the latest in the Authors' Guild lawsuit against Google. Osterreicher is Counsel to Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, and general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).

All Club members and their guests are welcome; however, space is limited. No reservations are required.

As a photojournalist, Osterreicher has almost 40 years' experience in print and television. His work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and USA Today, as well as on "ABC World News Tonight," "Nightline," "Good Morning America," "NBC Nightly News" and ESPN.

As a lawyer, he is experienced in contract, media, copyright and First Amendment law. Osterreicher has been actively involved in such issues as cameras in the courtroom, the federal shield law, media access, public photography, and copyright infringement.