Is the Press "Different"?

Media Law Prof Blog

Sonja West, University of Georgia School of Law, has published The Stealth Press Clause at 48 Georgia Law Review 729 (2014). When it comes to the cases that most affect the press, the Supreme Court seems

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Stanford's Free Course On Attacks on Freedom of the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Last fall, Stanford Continuing Studies in conjunction with the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships offered a course called Journalism Under Siege? Truth and Trust in a Time of Turmoil. Over five weeks, it presented views from twenty-eight experts. Now those

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West on Presidential Attacks on the Press @sonjarwest @UGASchoolofLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Sonja West, University of Georgia School of Law, is publishing Presidential Attacks on the Press in the Missouri Law Review. President Donald Trump’s habit of hurling invectives at the press is disturbing.

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Minow on The Changing Ecosystem of News and Challenges for Freedom of the Press @Harvard_Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Martha Minow, Harvard Law School, is publishing The Changing Ecosystem of News and Challenges for Freedom of the Press in the Loyola (New Orleans) Law Review. Here is the abstract. The ecosystem of news has changed beyond the imagination of

Is Pandora Managing By Press Release?

Music Technology Policy

It’s the press release syndrome. I don’t know that this “management by walking around press releases” is happening at Pandora, but would you be shocked if it were

Press Subsidies

Media Law Prof Blog

David Schizer, Columbia Law School, has published Subsidizing the Press, as Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. Information is the lifeblood of a free society, and the professional press is a crucial source of Here is the abstract.

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Media Publish Responses To Trump's War on the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

From CNN: The Topeka Capital-Journal joins other media in publishing an editorial condemning Trump's anti-press messages. More about the coordinated messages here from CNBC, CNN, the Guardian

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World Press Freedom Day

Media Law Prof Blog

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. Roy Greenslade (Greenslade Blog) urges members of the media and supporters of press freedom to acknowledge the importance of freedom of the press in a post on his blog here. From the UN

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The Press Clause and 3D

Media Law Prof Blog

Tran, George Mason University, is publishing The Press Clause and 3D Printing: A Constitutional Manufacturing Right in volume 14 of Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (2015). Jasper L. Here is the abstract. Printing, or 2D printing, is to

Freedom of the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Andras Koltay, Peter Pazmany Catholic University, has published The Meaning of Freedom of the Press. The fundamental right to the freedom of the press has frequently been relied upon, not only by legal professionals, but also Here is the abstract.

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SAG No News Press Release

Digital Media Law

SAG's out with a press release confirming what was first reported about 10 hours ago. The press release also gives short bios of the two new highly-qualified people stepping in to right the ship, David White as interim NED and John McGuire as Chief Negotiator. though in fairness, they've had a rough day over there in the SAG Communications department.

Three D Printing and the Press Clause

Media Law Prof Blog

Tran, George Mason University, is publishing Press Clause and 3D Printer in 14 Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (2015). Jasper L.

More On British Press Reform

Media Law Prof Blog

Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published Taming the ''Feral Beast'': Cautionary Lessons from British Press Reform. As technology undermines the economic model supporting traditional newspapers, power shifts from the watchdog press to Here is the abstract.

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Jones and Sun on Enemy Construction and the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

RonNell Andersen Jones, University of Utah, and Lisa Grow Sun, Brigham Young University Law School, have published Enemy Construction and the Press. When the president of the United States declared recently that the press is “the

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Justice Stewart's Interpretation of the Press Clause

Media Law Prof Blog

Bybeee, Syracuse University College of Law, has published Justice Stewart Meets the Press. Keith J. Here is the abstract. Among the Supreme Court Justices who have articulated distinctive views of free expression, Justice Potter Stewart alone placed particular emphasis on

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New From LSU Press: Eric P. Robinson, Reckless Disregard: St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law @lsupress

Media Law Prof Blog

Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law (LSU Press, 2018). Newly published: Eric P. Robinson, University of South Carolina, has published Reckless Disregard: St. Amant v. Here, from the publisher's website, is a description of the book's contents. In the

Press Self-Regulation In Britain

Media Law Prof Blog

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, University of Hull, has published Press Self-Regulation in Britain – A Critique in volume 20 of Science and Engineering Ethics (2014). This article reviews the history of press self-regulation in Britain, from the 1947 Here is the abstract.

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Funding the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Greenberg, UCLA School of Law, has published A Public Press? Brad A. Evaluating the Viability of Government Subsidies for the Newspaper Industry at 19 UCLA Entertainment Law REview 189 (2012). Here is the abstract. Despite the availability of information from

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Press Regulation In Scotland

Media Law Prof Blog

Interesting discussion over at the blog Lallands Peat Worrier of Scottish reaction to the phone hacking scandal and press regulation in Scotland. This post refers to another post discussing press regulation at another blog called Love and Garbage. Both bloggers

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Norton on Government Lies and the Press Clause @ColoLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, is publishing Government Lies and the Press Clause in volume 89 of the Colorado Law Review. Helen L. Here is the abstract. This essay considers a particular universe of potentially dangerous governmental falsehoods

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Mainstream Media Reports On Trump's Persisting Anti-Press Message

Media Law Prof Blog

The Washington Post reports on Trump's continuing anti-mainstream media rhetoric here (subscription may be required) as does CNN here

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Dershowitz Asks Second Circuit To Limit Press and Public Access To Hearing

Media Law Prof Blog

Alan Dershowitz, through his attorney, is asking the Second Circuit to bar the media and public from at least some of next week's proceedings involving the unsealing of documents in the Jeffrey Epstein case because the information involved is "sensitive

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Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. As technology undermines the economic model supporting the traditional press, news organizations are succumbing to Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published A 'Faustian Pact'?:

Cannes Press Room Tour

Thompson On Hollywood

After each press screening--the first of the day is at 8:30 AM-- the global media hordes (wearing their status around their necks as white, pink, blue and yellow badges) flock to retrieve the next day's press materials from their boxes.

Inter-American Press Association Says Numerous Nations In Western Hemisphere Violate Press Freedoms

Media Law Prof Blog

The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) is speaking out against a number of limitations or restrictions of press freedoms in the Western Hemisphere, including reporter killings, government restrictions on press rights in various countries such as Ecuador and Venezuela, and the

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The White House and the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Washington Post, an article concerning the amount of involvement the Obama White House has in press-pool reports. Post reporter Paul Farhi gives a number of examples that reporters in the pool say demonstrate the ways in which WH

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The Press Clause and Civil Discourse

Media Law Prof Blog

Akilah Folami, Hofstra University School of Law, has published Using the Press Clause to Amplify Civic Discourse Beyond Mere Opinion Sharing in 85 Temple Law Review (2013).

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Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

Media Law Prof Blog

RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum.

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Stormy Daniels Receives Cease-and-Desist Letter After '60 Minutes' Interview

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Business Television Politics Business Associated Press Donald Trump nsfsAn attorney for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says his client made no threats to Daniels. read more. THR, Esq.

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Prosecutors and the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Taslitz, Howard University School of Law, has published The Incautious Media, Free Speech, and the Unfair Trial: Why Prosecutors Need More Realistic Guidance in Dealing with the Press, in volume 62 of the Hastings Law Journal (2011). Andrew E.

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250 Years of Swedish Freedom of the Press @LawLibCongress

Media Law Prof Blog

Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law research specialist at the Law Library of Congress, notes that December 2, 2016 is the 250th anniversary of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act.

Defining "Freedom of the Press"

Media Law Prof Blog

the Press, from 1791 to 1868 to Now - Freedom for the Press as an Industry, or the Press as a Technology? Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, has published The Freedom.of in volume 160 of

To Whom Does the Press Clause Apply?

Media Law Prof Blog

Sonja West, University of Georgia School of Law, has published The ''Press,'' Then & Now as UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. Does the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of “the press” simply mean that 2015-6. Here is the abstract.

Wehbe on the Free Press and National Security: Renewing the Case for a Federal Shield Law @FirstAmendLRev ?

Media Law Prof Blog

Alan Wehbé is publishing The Free Press and National Security: Renewing the Case for a Federal Shield Law in volume 16 of the the First Amendment Law Review (2018). Freedom of the press is a cherished

The Press and Public Discourse

Media Law Prof Blog

Joseph Blocher, Duke University School of Law, has published Public Discourse, Expert Knowledge, and the Press in volume 87 of the Washington Law Review (2012). Here is the abstract. This Essay identifies and elaborates two complications raised by Robert Post’s

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Samantha Barbas' New Book on Time Inc. v Hill (Stanford University Press) @SamanthaBarbas @stanfordpress

Media Law Prof Blog

New from Stanford University Press: Samantha Barbas, The Supreme Court Battle Over Privacy and Press Freedom (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017).

Abramson on Full Court Press: Drawing in Media Defenses in Libel and Privacy Cases @UTAustin

Media Law Prof Blog

Jeffrey Abramson, University of Texas, Austin, is publishing Full Court Press: Drawing in Media Defenses in Libel and Privacy Cases, in the Oregon Law Review.

Cry for Argentina’s Free Press

The Legal Satyricon

An Argentine journalist credited with breaking the news of a prosecutor’s suspicious death has been forced to flee the country, fearing for his own safety. Damian Pachter of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald is currently in Uruguay, en route to Israel. In 1994, the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires was bombed, leaving 84 dead. […].

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The Royal Charter, Press Regulation, and the Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Adam Tucker, University of York Law School, has published Press Regulation and the Royal Prerogative. On 30th October 2013 the UK government intervened in press regulation through the granting of a Royal Charter under the Royal

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Hoppner, Kretschner, and Xalabardner on the Proposed EU Right for Press Publishers @HausfeldGlobal @ipx_xala

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Hoppner, Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP, Martin Kreschner, University of Glasgow, and Raquel Xalabardner, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, have published CREATe Public Lectures on the Proposed EU Right for Press Publishers at 39 European Intellectual Property Review 601

Karapapa on the Press Publication Right in the European Union @St_Karapapa

Media Law Prof Blog

Stavroula Karapapa, University of Reading; Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation, is publishing The Press Publication Right in the European Union: An Overreaching Proposal and the Future of News Online in Non-Conventional Copyright: Do New and Non-Traditional Works Deserve

Press Complaints Commission Criticized

Media Law Prof Blog

Both Sir Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions, and Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, are highly critical of the Press Complaints Commission, the group presently charged with overseeing regulation of the British print media.

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Paid Advertising In Editorial Content and Freedom of the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. As technology undermines the economic model supporting the traditional press, news organizations are succumbing to Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published A ''Faustian Pact''?: Here is the abstract.