Establishing a Case

Readings

1. In order to successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from the text, Mass Media Law:

· Chapter 4 – Libel: Establishing a Case

· Chapter 5 – Libel: Proof of Fault

· Chapter 6 – Libel: Defense and Damages

2. In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Is This Libel?,” read the following article:

· Errors Cast Doubt on a Baseball Memoir (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

1. To successfully complete this week’s assignment, read the following article:

· Davey, M. (2014, July 29). $1.8 million for Ventura in defamation case (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/us/jesse-ventura-chris-kyle-navy-seal-book-lawsuit.html?_r=1

Recommended Websites

1. In order to successfully complete this week’s assignments, it is recommended that you review the material at the following website:

· MLRC (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Review the public resources/FAQs on libel and libel suits, paying particular attention to top awards granted in libel/slander/defamation cases.)

2. In order to add to your understanding of journalism code of ethics, it is recommended that you review the material at the following websites:

· Society of Professional Journalists: SPJ Code of Ethics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

· RTDNA – Radio Television Digital News Association (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

· National Press Photographers Association (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

· PRSA Code of Ethics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

 
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