ERIC Number: ED188230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Buffalo Newspaper Legal Battle: A Case Study.
This paper describes a three-year long antitrust battle between a morning and an evening metropolitan newspaper and discusses the effectiveness of federal legislation in promoting newspaper diversity. The topics specifically discussed include: (1) the application of antitrust laws to newspapers, (2) the market for the two newspapers, (3) the test the appeals court used to weigh injunctive relief sought by the evening paper, (4) the accusation of intent and attempt to monopolize that the morning paper lodged against its competitor, and (5) the application of two key criteria of the appeals court test--grounds for litigation and hardship on the morning paper. Both the analysis and the discussion following indicate that the district court's action of granting an injunction against the evening newspaper was unfounded, was ultimately reversed by the appeals court, and was relatively ineffective in promoting newspaper diversity. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (63rd, Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1980).