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From Lockerbie to Richard Jewell to anthrax: The Boston Marathon bombings were far from the first incident to spark inaccurate reporting about an alleged suspect. Here’s what the case law tells us about liability.
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The arguments for smarter public support of journalism, the rise of civic engagement in social media, and the changing practices of foreign correspondents: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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If passed, the bill would require a plaintiff give publishers the opportunity to correct, clarify, or withdraw false information in order to receive punitive damages in a defamation lawsuit — and it would apply to online media.
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“Even staunch free speech advocates recognize that these mugshot companies are, at the very least, distasteful. But, of course, the First Amendment does not allow the government to regulate content simply because it is distasteful.”
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The director of the Citizen Media Law Project says the decision puts a dent in a common claim of those seeking defamation suits.
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Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
926The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
729A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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