ERIC Number: ED088076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Libel: A Basic Program for Beginning Journalists.
Nelson, Jerome L.
This self-instructional programed learning guide is designed to prepare the beginning journalist for the task of reporting the news without committing libel. It is divided into seven chapters, each on a specific aspect of libel law: "Libel Defined"; "Necessary Conditions," which discusses identification, defamation, and publication as three necessary conditions for libel; "Liability," which defines the responsibility for libel at all points in the production process from reporter through editors; "Malice," which examines the matter of intent in a libel case; "Damages," which presents two examples demonstrating that libel can be costly even to the winner because of court costs; "Defenses," which reviews the basis for establishing primary and secondary defenses in libel cases; and"Some Final Words," which considers the libel law as living and constantly changing. The document concludes with a list of recommended readings. (RB)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Journalism, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods
Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa 50010 ($3.50 paper)
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