ERIC Number: EJ573395
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
What Were You Thinking? A Survey of Journalists Who Were Sued for Invasion of Privacy.
Voakes, Paul S.
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v75 n2 p378-93 Sum 1998
Contributes to scholarship on journalism law and journalism ethics by probing 42 journalists' decision-making processes in news gathering situations that resulted in lawsuits for invasion of privacy. Indicates that journalists were generally unaware of impending legal trouble; and that legal reasoning takes place in a "total context" of social factors. Discusses implications for journalism education. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A