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Resource ID: #725
Subject: Tips for reporters without lawyers
Source: PhoenixBill Lazarus; David Smallman
Affiliation: Times (Hammond;Ind.) Simpson;Thatcher & Bartlett
Date: 1997



This handout gives tips to reporters on how to avoid legal entanglements when covering sensitive stories. The handout includes a list of tips on handling sources and articles on freedom of speech in cyberspace and libel suits. The handout also contains a write-ups of law cases pertaining to SLAPP suits. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or

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