Mass Media & American Society – Week of 11/10

Press Wrongs


Read Student Press Law Center’s Four Elements of Libel Law.

Read about New York Times vs. Sullivan at its 50th anniversary.

The most significant libel decision was New York Times v. Sullivan. Write about the case and especially its most important result, the actual malice rule. (pg. 394-398 in Media Law & Ethics) 

Other Press Wrongs

Read about other Press Wrongs in Chapter 7 of Inside Reporting. Do the exercises on page 156 (Check your answers afterward and tell me which ones you got wrong & explain what the right answer should be.)





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