Boies, Schiller & Flexner Partner Scott Gant Publishes New Book, "We're All Journalists Now"
June 6, 2007WASHINGTON - June 6, 2007 - Scott Gant, a Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, is the author of a new book, We're All Journalists Now: The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age. Published by Free Press (June 12, 2007), an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Mr. Gant's book examines the transformation of the press and the nature of journalism in the Internet age, including an exploration of the purposes and meaning of the First Amendment's Press Clause and assessments of the rights afforded to non-traditional and citizen journalists compared with those working for established news organizations.
In We're All Journalists Now, Mr. Gant demonstrates why it is more difficult than ever to tell who is a journalist, and argues we must adjust our conception of journalism, and the legal framework built upon it, to reflect that there may be journalists who make it their profession, but one need not be a professional journalist to practice journalism or deserve the privileges conferred on journalists in our society.
The book is already receiving positive reviews - the American Library Association's Booklist called it "an engrossing look at the ongoing debate about how journalism is evolving"; Publishers Weekly wrote Mr. Gant's book "casts a wide net" and his "forward-thinking logic is presented convincingly;" The New Republic's Editor-in-Chief, Martin Peretz, describes Mr. Gant's book as "riveting and incisive" and says "Gant has a lot to teach us ...."
Mr. Gant is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and a former law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is also the author of numerous scholarly articles, including several on constitutional law, and has represented press organizations such as The New Republic and Court TV.Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, founded in 1997, has become one of the nation's premier law firms. It has approximately 240 lawyers in offices located in New York, Washington, D.C., California, Florida, New Hampshire and Las Vegas. Best known for landmark cases such as United States v. Microsoft, Bush v. Gore, and In re Vitamins, the firm represents some of the largest and most sophisticated organizations in the world in their most important matters. The firm has been described by The Wall Street Journal as a "national litigation powerhouse" and by the National Law Journal as "unafraid to venture into controversial" and "high risk" matters. Boies, Schiller & Flexner can be visited on the web at http://www.bsfllp.com/.
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