ERIC Number: ED260422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Libel and Invasion of Privacy Manual.
Associated Press Managing Editors.
Intended to provide practical suggestions for reporters and editors, this manual presents the basic law of libel and invasion of privacy in the United States. Following an introduction noting that these are general principles of law and do not fully represent the laws of each state, the guide discusses various aspects of libel law: (1) definitions of libel and slander; (2) identification of person(s) in defamatory prose; (3) truth as the best defense against libel suits; (4) "privileges" awarded to libel defendants, including reporting of official proceedings, court cases related to constitutional privilege, and other privileges; (5) the standard of "care" imposed by law on the media in defamation suits; (6) opinion/criticism; (7) miscellaneous liabilities; (8) retractions or corrections; and (9) invasion of privacy. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Associated Press Managing Editors.