News Writing (EL 227)


21 Oct 2005

AP Stylebook (p. 338-68)

Briefing on Media Law.

When should a reporter use the word "alleged" when writing about a crime story? If you accurately quote a person who utters slander, and you have tape that proves your quotation is accurate, can you be sued for libel? Compare: "Students of music teacher John Doe are angry because he sexually assaulted them," "Students of music teacher John Doe say they are angry because he sexually assaulted them," and "Students of music teacher John Doe are angry because they say he sexually assaulted them."

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"Briefing" on Media Law. Oxymoron of the day. ;)

Posted by: ChrisU at October 20, 2005 11:52 PM

lol! I'll say. that ranks up there with Microsoft Works and Military Intelligence.

Posted by: Lou Gagliardi at October 21, 2005 08:19 AM

Hey i wrote on this wonderful looonnnnggg reading. Come take a look see!!

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DenamarieErcolani/2005/10/ap_stylebook_pg.html#more

Posted by: Denamarie at October 21, 2005 10:29 AM
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