How to Deal With Lawyers

 In Featured, Research, Tow Knight News

At Tow-Knight, we are working to give entrepreneurial journalists the help they need. The latest: a great guide to the law for media startups by the indefatigable Jan Schaffer of J-Lab and Jeff Kosseff, a media lawyer for Covington & Burling, a former journalist, and a Polk Award winner.

The guide covers everything from starting a business (LLC? sole proprietorship? not-for-profit?) to hiring a freelancer, from advertising to privacy, from fair use to defamation. We hear questions all the time about these kinds of nuts-and-bolts issues from our entrepreneurial journalism students and from beat business proprietors working near us.

It is all very useful, highly practical, and right to the point. We recommend that every media startup study it now. It’s free. You’re welcome.

This guide is part of an ongoing series of work we are doing at Tow-Knight to give practical business advice for media startups on such matters as modeling your revenue, advertising best practices, audience marketing, running events, membership, and even how to make money from print. Yes, print.

Watch this space for more.

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