ERIC Number: EJ569976
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Pervasive Public Figure Status and Local or Topical Fame in Light of Evolving Media Audiences.
Bunker, Matthew D.; Tobin, Charles D.
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v75 n1 p112-26 Spr 1998
Contributes to journalistic legal scholarship and theory by examining the development of "public figure" status in defamation law, with particular attention to public figures who may have achieved notoriety among less than a national audience. Argues that trends in media and audience fragmentation warrant extensions of current doctrine based on these significant developments. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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