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ERIC Number: ED308529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reluctant Partners; How Eight Indiana Newspapers Use Attorneys in the Editorial Process.
Sanders, Craig
A study explores how and to what extent eight Indiana newspapers in six communities use attorneys in the editorial process and to resolve disputes. Editors who supervise the newsrooms of the eight papers were interviewed using a questionnaire composed of both closed and open-ended questions. Results indicated that newspapers in the larger communities consulted attorneys more frequently and about a wider range of legal issues, received more threats of lawsuits, were plaintiffs in lawsuits more often, and were more likely to believe their attorneys were sympathetic about press rights. Results also indicated that when faced with a potential legal dispute, all of the newspapers' first response was to attempt to handle the conflict without resorting to an attorney. (One figure is included; six tables of data and 46 notes are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana