A trained media litigator, Charles Glasser spent twelve years as the Global Media Counsel for Bloomberg News, where 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” (Fourth Edition, 2016, LexisNexis® Matthew Bender®), 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, Mr. 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. After an editorial stint at Time Inc. he studied law at the New York University School of Law, and started his legal career at NBC News, working on Dateline and NBC Nightly News. He currently runs a media consultancy providing legal and content advice to digital news platforms and various startups. His website is charlesglasser.net.