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Chapter 2 Vocabulary

Chapter 2 Vocabulary for Moore's Journalism/Newspaper Class.
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Ethics
the philosophical study of moral values and rules
Credibility
the quality of being believable or trustworthy
Objectivity
treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices
Slander
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
Fair Comment
a libel defense that protects a journalist's expressed opinion of public figures or reviews of books, records, and the like
Composite Characters
fictional characters a news writer creates by using several characteristics of
Libel
printing slanderous statements against
Right of Reply
the oppurtunity for permitting a person criticized in a story to respond to that criticism in the same story
Privileged Statements
statements made on the floor of Congress, in the state legislature, or in the courtroom that, if published, are immune from libel suits
Forum Theory
the idea that once a forum is created, the ideas expressed there cannot later be controlled
Prior Restraint
censorship of or punishment for the expression of ideas before the ideas are printed or spoken
Plagiarism
a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
In Loco Parentis
in place of the parents