Young on Reynolds v. Times Newspapers @hilaryanyoung

Media Law Prof Blog

Hilary Young, University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law, is publishing Reynolds V Times Newspapers in Landmark Cases in Defamation (forthcoming). This is about the Reynolds v Times Newspapers case, which led to the creation of

Zhu and Krever on The Impact of Newspaper Reports on Fear of Violent Crime in Hong Kong @uwanews @UWALawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Runping Zhu, The University of Western Australia, and Richard Krever, The University of Western Australia Law School, has published The Impact of Newspaper Reports on Fear of Violent Crime in Hong Kong.

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Venezuelan Newspaper Offices Suffer Attacks From Unknown Persons

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): a report that vandals have attacked the offices of two Venezuelan newspapers, El Nacional and Diario de los Andes, over the past week. Another newspaper's office was attacked in June.

A Precarious Time for Legal Newspapers

Media Law

The post A Precarious Time for Legal Newspapers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Byron, Molidor, and Cantu on US Newspapers' Portrayals of Home Invasion Crime

Media Law Prof Blog

Molidor, and Andrew Cantu, all of Southwestern University, have published US Newspapers’ Portrayals of Home Invasion Crime at 57 Howard Journal of Crime and Criminal Justice 250 (2018). Reginald A. Byron, William S.

Trinity Mirror Newspapers Will Appeal Phone Hacking Damages Awards

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Guardian: The Trinity Mirror group of newspaper will appeal the more than 1 million pounds in phone hacking verdicts against it to the Court of Appeals as "soon as reasonably possible."

Newspaper Blogs and Anonymity

Media Law Prof Blog

Some newspapers are considering how to handle anonymous posts to their blogs. Here's more from the New York Times

End Of Line Today For Venerable Legal Newspaper ‘The Recorder’

Media Law

One of the oldest legal newspapers in the United States is publishing its last issue today. The post End Of Line Today For Venerable Legal Newspaper ‘The Recorder’ appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. San Francisco’s The Recorder, published since 1857, will exist only in digital format after today’s issue. Say it ain’t so https://t.co/qYCuNYyzUx

Opinion | When Southern Newspapers Justified Lynching - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The organizers notified newspapers early in the day that they planned to kill Henry Lowery as painfully as possible, giving editors time to produce special editions that provided the time, place and gruesome particulars of the death to come.

Newspapers, Government Efficiency, and Voter Awareness

Media Law Prof Blog

Christian Bruns and Oliver Himmler, both University of Goettingen, have published Newspaper Circulation and Local Government Efficiency at 113 Scandinavian Journal of Economics 470 (2011). In this paper, we examine the role of the newspaper market Here is the abstract.

Many U.S. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank

Media Law

legal newspapers are among a group of newspapers that have been acquired by SoftBank Group Corp., SoftBank has purchased GateHouse Media, a company that owns over 500 weekly and daily newspapers, the Boston Business […]. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Thirteen regional U.S.

@Tched: Rethinking Local Newspaper Subscription Models For People Who Have Never Paid For News

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To save local news publications, readers in local communities will need to show renewed interest and willingness to pay for a newspaper subscription. This seems highly unlikely given that most newspapers still treat subscriptions like they did a decade ago. And yet, newspapers seem to think restricting access to their premium “product” is indeed the best way to show value of its news if offering a discounted weekly price doesn’t work.

Save the Newspapers?

The Legal Satyricon

And were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate to prefer the latter.” - Thomas Jefferson I have [.]. “THE basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right.

Carla Bruni Sues Newspaper Over Audio Clip

Media Law Prof Blog

French First Lady Carla Bruni is suing the French newspaper Midi Libre for posting an audio clip of her Italian cover of the song Douce France (Sweet France), an air written by and made famous by the singer Charles Trenet

Business Models For Newspapers and the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

The new book The Changing Business of Journalism and Its Implications for Democracy, published by Oxford, suggests that newspapers in the UK and the US depend too much on ads for their revenue, a business model that may need to

Where Is a Newspaper "Printed and Published?"

Media Law Prof Blog

Anita Ramasastry on a New Jersey court's interpretation of a statute defining where a newspaper is "printed and published" in the state. The case is Courier-Post v. County of Camden

Colorado Newspaper Mulls Defamation Lawsuit Against State Legislator Over "Fake News" Twitter Statement @Samantha Barbas @DailySentinelGJ

Media Law Prof Blog

Via @Samantha Barbas The Washington Post reports that the (Grand Junction, Colorado) GJ Sentinel is ready to take Colorado State Senator Ray Scott to court over his statement that it prints "fake news." The Sentinel's publisher, Jay Seaton, said that

Two Female Newspaper Execs Out at Major Papers

Media Law Prof Blog

Two female editors-in-chief are out suddenly at prestigious papers, Jill Abramson at The New York Times, and Natalie Nougayrede at Le Monde. Abramson apparently parted ways with the Times after she asked why her salary and benefits were substantially

Judges Toss Charges Against Basque Newspaper Publishers

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Guardian: a Spanish court has acquitted several newspaper executives accused of fomenting anti-government agitation as part of the Basque group ETA. A Spanish magistrate had closed down the newspaper Egunkaria ("The Daily"), which had been in circulation for

Fox News Targets New Jersey Newspaper for Posting Clips of Its Political Coverage

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The display of an embedded video under the caption, "Baier: Will MSNBC cover Christie exoneration" is alleged to be a copyright violation and a false endorsement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Supporters Back Strike at Newspaper in China - NYTimes.com

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Supporters Back Strike at Newspaper in China - NYTimes.com

End Of Line Today For Venerable Legal Newspaper ‘The Recorder’

Media Law

One of the oldest legal newspapers in the United States is publishing its last issue today. The post End Of Line Today For Venerable Legal Newspaper ‘The Recorder’ appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. San Francisco’s The Recorder, published since 1857, will exist only in digital format after today’s issue. Say it ain’t so https://t.co/qYCuNYyzUx

Elton John Sues Murdoch-Owned British Newspaper for Libel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The singer says that The Times' correction that he wasn't involved in a film investment tax avoidance scheme wasn't sufficient. read more

LVMH CEO Says He Will Sue Newspaper Over Headline

Media Law Prof Blog

Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, says he will sue the newspaper Liberation after it published the headline "Casse-toi riche con!" (Get Get lost, rich jerk!") which accompanied an article discussing his decision to apply for Belgian nationality. More here from

Blogger Asserts Copyright, Newspaper Editor Gets Irate – YouTube

The Legal Satyricon

How to properly assert your copy rights: Blogger Asserts Copyright, Newspaper Editor Gets Irate – YouTube. h/t Ethics Alarms Filed under: copyright. copyright

Important UK Constitutional Ruling: UK High Court Rules In Favor of Guardian Newspaper Over Release of Prince of Wales' Letters

Media Law Prof Blog

s highest court has ruled in favor of the Guardian newspaper and against the UK government, holding that the Prince of Wales'' letters to government ministers must be released pursuant to a freedom of information act request. The U.K.''s

Danish Newspaper, Original Publisher of Prophet Mohammed Cartoons, Issues Apology

Media Law Prof Blog

The Danish newspaper that originally published the cartoons which set off a firestorm of anger in some Muslim countries has apologized "to anyone who was offended by our decision to reprint the cartoon drawing." But the newspaper Politiken still asserts

Blogger Asserts Copyright, Newspaper Editor Gets Irate – YouTube

The Legal Satyricon

How to properly assert your copy rights: Blogger Asserts Copyright, Newspaper Editor Gets Irate – YouTube. h/t Ethics Alarms Filed under: copyright. copyright

Online Archive of British Newspapers Now Available

Media Law Prof Blog

The British Library is making available an important archive of nineteenth century papers at British Newspapers 1800-1900. Read more here

FCC Incubator Order Becomes Effective Just as Third Circuit Hears Arguments on 2017 Order Relaxing FCC Broadcast Ownership Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

The oral argument is on the appeal of the FCC’s 2017 ownership decision which, among other things, did away with the prohibition on newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership and the rule that required that there be 8 independently owned TV stations in a market before one owner could own two stations in that market.

College Newspaper Photograph Has Some Readers Upset

Media Law Prof Blog

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that a University of North Florida story about the spread of throat cancer has caused consternation among some readers. To be accurate, the content of the story isn't the issue. What has some readers

Elton John Loses Libel Case to Murdoch-Owned Newspaper

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The UK high court says singer wasn't defamed in story about tax dodging. Murdoch reacts. read more. The Business Music Rupert Murdoch THR, Esq. Elton John Business

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Prominent Editor Out At Leading Spanish Newspaper; Says He Was Government Target

Media Law Prof Blog

Ramirez is out at El Mundo, the prominent conservative Spanish newspaper he founded more than two decades ago. From the New York Times: Pedro J. Mr. Ramirez says the government forced his departure from behind the scenes because of his

Pennsylvania Judge Clarifies Expungement Order, Removes Requirement On Newspapers

Media Law Prof Blog

A Pennsylvania judge has excluded two Pennsylvania newspapers from an order that expunges the records of defendants in several cases. The papers were originally included in the expungement orders signed by him and another judge earlier this month. The judge

Court Rules for Student Newspaper Editor in First Amendment Case

The Legal Satyricon

District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer ruled that Chicago State University violated a former student newspaper adviser’s First Amendment rights when he was fired over articles that criticized the University. <blockquote>The university’s interim president, Frank Pogue, fired him in October 2008, days after an article questioning the funding of a student-run fashion show was published, and following [.].

Appeals Court Tells FCC to Finalize Multiple Ownership Review, Throws Out TV JSA Attribution, and Questions Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Ban

Broadcast Law Blog

The discussion in the decision also raised questions as to whether the FCC could justify the continued existence of the broadcast-newspaper cross-ownership rules given the radically changed state of the newspaper industry since these rules were adopted over 40 years ago. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday issued an opinion faulting the FCC for not completing any required review of its broadcast ownership rules since the 2006 review was completed in 2007.

Newspaper ban lifted in Zimbabwe

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Newspaper ban lifted in Zimbabwe : "Four private papers in Zimbabwe, including one previously banned, are granted licences by the new media commission." (Via Via BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

Newspaper ban lifted in Zimbabwe

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Newspaper ban lifted in Zimbabwe : "Four private papers in Zimbabwe, including one previously banned, are granted licences by the new media commission." (Via Via BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

ASA Finds Express Newspapers Editorials Are "Advertorials", Breach Code

Media Law Prof Blog

The Advertising Standards Authority has criticized the Express newspapers for "disguising" advertising as editorials. The ASA published three separate adjudications on the issue, on LIPObind, on Copper Heeler (a product designed to relieve arthritic pain), and on LadyCare (a product

Court Tells FCC to Give More Consideration to Newspaper-Broadcast Cross Ownership Rules and to Policies to Promote Broadcast Ownership By Minorities

Broadcast Law Blog

In a decision just published, Prometheus Radio Project v FCC , the Court reviewed the FCC's 2007 actions relaxing the newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership rules and adopting policies to increase diversity in broadcast ownership. In this new decision, the Court found that both the decision as to the newspaper cross ownership rules and the one dealing with diversity policies were wanting, and sent these matters back to the FCC for further consideration.

The Right To Be Forgotten and Online Newspaper Archives

Media Law Prof Blog

Alessandro Mantelero, Polytechnic University of Turin, Department of Production Systems and Business Economics (DISPEA); Nex Center for Internet & Society, has published Right to Be Forgotten ed Archivi Storici Dei Giornali: La Cassazione Travisa il Diritto all'Oblio (Right to Be

Court Rules for Student Newspaper Editor in First Amendment Case

The Legal Satyricon

District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer ruled that Chicago State University violated a former student newspaper adviser’s First Amendment rights when he was fired over articles that criticized the University. <blockquote>The university’s interim president, Frank Pogue, fired him in October 2008, days after an article questioning the funding of a student-run fashion show was published, and following [.].

Newspapers Admit Errors Over Heather Mills Stories

Media Law Prof Blog

At least four newspapers have corrected stories after Heather Mills's lawyers have complained about their coverage of the former Beatle's ex-wife, admitting that articles that alleged that she had spent millions on a new swimming pool and other improvements to