Session Title — You don’t have to fight the law to work with them
Session Speaker — Mandi Bryson of College of Charleston
Overview — This session was mostly a question and answer session. Bryson works as the coordinator of student media and also works in the administration at the College of Charleston. Some of the information she gave I felt was a soft approach to handling the administration and law enforcement. She said she was fine with getting redacted information in incident and police reports. And in her emergency phone tree (something I think is a good idea) she listed herself and other PR people as the first line of information as opposed to the students. This is a role I feel the students should be taking, not the administrators. Many of the students began asking questions and she asked for students to jump in. And I did. They had questions on the Clerly Act, getting incident reports, playing nice with police and speaking to administrators. It was through this session I realized all I have learned through my year and half at The Pendulum and through my internships about media law and student rights.
Hopefully it will continue to pay off.