Got questions about media law? Office Hours with Attorney Jennifer Borg

Jennifer A. Borg

Jennifer A. Borg

We invite all NJ-SPJ members to participate in “Office Hours with Jennifer,” a monthly conference call with First Amendment attorney Jennifer Borg of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden. This service is free to dues-paying members of NJ-SPJ and is designed to help journalists get a better understanding of the law and how it impacts their newsgathering.

”Office Hours with Jennifer” takes place from 4-5 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. Join NJ-SPJ, and we will put you on the mailing list to receive the Zoom connection information.

Jennifer’s Background

Jennifer is a Visiting Clinical Instructor at Yale Law School. Jennifer Borg is the former general counsel, vice president and corporate secretary of North Jersey Media Group Inc. The company published more than 50 newspapers and magazines – including the award-winning daily newspaper, The Record – as well as the news website, NorthJersey.comThe Record was owned by the Borg family for over 80 years and was recently sold to Gannett Satellite Information Network LLC.

As head of the Legal Department, Jennifer handled all First Amendment issues and right-of-access claims, as well as all the company’s litigation and transactional matters. She is a fierce advocate of open and transparent government. In 2014, she successfully litigated many cases under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act, helping The Record in its award-winning breaking news coverage of “Bridgegate.”

Jennifer has been involved in major copyright issues, such as the licensing of the iconic photograph taken by Thomas E. Franklin of The Record (Bergen Co., New Jersey) showing three firefighters raising an American flag at Ground Zero.

Jennifer is also president of the Foundation of Northern New Jersey, f/k/a North Jersey Media Group Foundation, which she founded in 2002 to assist those who suffered losses as a result of the events of Sept.11, 2001.

Read her complete bio at her law firm’s website.