Links to Professional Resources
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Reason.com features the video “Free Speech Rules,” which summarizes free speech issues in American public schools. The video was created by Eugene Volokh and is part of his “Free Speech Rules” video series.
Follow on Twitter: @VolokhC
This page explains the tort of negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Follow on Twitter: @GismondiLaw
This is a searchable database for defamation laws around the globe.
Follow on Twitter: @KellyWarnerLaw
This is the website for a global network of journalists, editors, and media executives, whose mission is “to defend media freedom and the free flow of news wherever they are threatened.”
Follow on Twitter: @globalfreemedia.
This page within the Freedom Forum Institute’s website provides some detail on a specialized topic within libel: works of fiction. Research attorney David L. Hudson, Jr. of the First Amendment Center writes this interesting and informative piece.
Follow on Twitter: @1stAmendmentCtr and @Kenpaulson1
The Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) provides numerous exhaustive resources on media law, but most of their reports and publications are not free. This blog, however, is free and gives an updated list of legal activity tied to libel and online speech.
Follow on Twitter: @MediaLawMLRC and @MLRCInstitute
7. Online Libel
This page within the Freedom Forum Institute’s website examines the nuances of libel online. Author Jarrod F. Reich writes this informative piece.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and its staff attorneys have provided free legal resources, support, and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and freedom of information rights of journalists working in areas where U.S. law applies, regardless of the medium in which their work appears. The First Amendment Handbook’s section on libel provides guidance for journalists to understand the nature of libel laws in the U.S.
Follow on Twitter: @rcfp
The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) offers a variety of resources for student journalists. This guide offers a helpful overview of libel law and how student journalists can avoid trouble.
Follow on Twitter: @SPLC
Louisiana State University’s Law Center offers this site, which gives an overview of intentional infliction of emotional distress law, with a brief mention of negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Follow on Twitter: @LSULawCenter