Former Bloomberg media attorney to teach at NYU
Charles Glasser will be an adjunct faculty member teaching a graduate level seminar called “Media Law and Ethics for Magazine and Investigative Reporters” starting Fall 2015.
“I’m delighted to have this opportunity to engage with young journalists and explore what good journalism — and the law — is really about: telling accurate stories that serve the public interest in a fair and complete way,” said Glasser in an email to Talking Biz News. “We have seen the rush to publish, over-emphasis on ‘personal branding’ and gullible repetition of social media hoaxes and memes do a lot of damage to our industry and our credibility, and these are some of the topics we will address.”
Glasser left Bloomberg in 2013 after 12 years. He was responsible for pre-publication review, legal and ethical issues, and training more than 2,200 reporters in more than 120 bureaus around the world on legal standards and journalistic fundamentals.
Award-winning stories he worked on include exposés on pharmaceutical manufacturers using immigrants as human guinea pigs, Victoria’s Secret employing child labor, and also used the Freedom of Information law to force the Federal Reserve to disclose billions of dollars in secret bailouts to banks. He is the author and editor of “The International Libel and Privacy Handbook” (Third Edition, 2013, John Wiley and Sons), is a regular panelist and contributor for several media law and journalism organizations around the world, and frequently publishes editorials on media ethics and law.
Prior to studying law, Glasser was a journalist from 1979 to 1992, covering spot news, combat correspondence and enterprise reporting for daily newspapers and wire services, filing stories from El Salvador, Cuba, Haiti, Miami, Nicaragua, Great Britain and India.
He will be maintaining his private practice as a consultant to media and content start-ups as well as traditional news platforms