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Lecture 25

JOUR 275 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Actual Malice

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JOUR 275
mrs. park

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NYT v Sullivan
Why did LB Sullivan sue NYT
an ad that outlined how African Americans had been oppressed
and asked reader to contribute to the struggle to end racial
segregation in the South
he wasn’t named directly but he was mentioned
1. How did the court rule
9-0 NYT
3. What was the courts reasoning
not an act of actual malice
freedom of speech/press
Basic information of libel
1. protecting reputation
Chilling effect
Costs of libel
1. attorney costs
2. Damage to journalistic reputation
The plaintiff’s case
a statement of fact
It is published
Of and concerning plaintiff
That injures reputation
Caused damage or harm
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