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Public figures suing the press for defamation must show that the journalist acted with knowledge that the material was false or recklessly disregarded evidence of the truth. This is what is known as actual malice. These papers analyze the actual malice standard as applied in defamation cases against the press in New York and Virginia state courts. Also considered are the circumstances under which actual malice would be required in a defamation case brought against a blogger.

Publication Date

4-9-2014

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Annette Taylor

Primary Advisor's Department

Communication

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Business | Education | Engineering | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Research exercise: Analyzing the Actual Malice Standard in New York and Virginia Defamation Cases

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