New Media Rights will be speaking at the AHCJ (Association of Healthcare Journalists) annual meeting this year in a panel on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 9 to 10:20
The Health Journalism 2018 conference will take place in Phoenix, AZ at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs resort.
Think Before You Sign: At one time or another we all sign contracts with worrisome clauses – we have to earn a living! We may also spend a lot of time chasing our dream publications, but what happens when you’ve finally broken in only to learn that the contract gives you the jitters? Paying attention to contracts and protecting oneself against litigation has never been more important than in today's media environment as contracts from websites to the glossies are evolving in ways that don’t benefit writers. For instance, contracts that are work-made-for-hire and also contain an indemnity clause can leave freelancers especially vulnerable. This panel will help you understand clauses in contracts that leave you legally and financially vulnerable, and will provide strategies to help you push back. Not all efforts to get a publisher to change clauses are met with success, and, in the end, you may decide it’s best to walk. This panel will provide the information you need to help decide what’s best for you.
Come out and join us if you're in town!