Here are a few personal thoughts on the issue – first, on the need for the continued reliance on the actual malice rule; and, second, dealing with the criticism of the public figure (as opposed to public official) categorization by a return to the Rosenbloom rule.
During the pandemic, nothing was easy and everything was somewhat different. That was certainly true of our planning of our Media Law Conference, which will be held in-person at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va. September 29-October 1.
Fifty years has not definitively resolved the impact and import of the Pentagon Papers case. Was it a monumental victory for the press? Was it a loss, since for the first time the courts imposed a prior restraint on a newspaper? Or was it an inconsequential one-off, since it hasn’t been a precedent for many…
For many victims inspired to come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, the relief and liberation of telling their stories is followed by a retaliatory defamation suit.
Guest column from staff attorney Mike Norwick on the inner workings of the recent Legal Frontiers in Digital Media conference.
From the Executive Director’s Desk: Suggestions for Combatting the Poor Public Perception of JournalistsGeorge Freeman
Among other professions, journalists rank in the bottom rungs in being trustworthy and ethical in the public’s perception.