Links to Professional Resources

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1. Fake News and the First Amendment Video Tutorial 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

2. Gismondi & Associates: Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

This page explains the tort of negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Follow on Twitter: @GismondiLaw

3. Kelly / Warner International Defamation Law Database

This is a searchable database for defamation laws around the globe.

Follow on Twitter: @KellyWarnerLaw

4. International Press Institute

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.

5. Libel in Fiction

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

6. MLRC Institute: Actions Against Online Speech

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.

8. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Libel Guide

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

9. SPLC: Libel and Privacy Invasion

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

10. The Climate Change and Public Health Law Site

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