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Meeting Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
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Codes of conduct by which actions are judged as right or wrong, fair or unfair, honest or dishonest.
An impersonal presentation of events and characters. It is a writer's attempt to remove himself from any subjective, personal involvement in a story.
False speech intended to damage a person's reputation.
a libel defense that protects a journalist's expressed opinion of public figures or reviews of books, records, and the like
fictional characters a news writer creates by using characteristics of several real people. This practice is frowned upon by ethical journalists.
(n.) a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; (v.) to write or publish such a statement
right of reply
the opportunity for permitting a person criticized in a story to respond to that criticism in the same story
statements made on the floor of Congress, in the state legislature, or in the courtroom that, if published, are immune from libel suits
in loco parentis
in place of the parents
the idea that once a forum, or place where ideas are exchanged is created, the ideas expressed there cannot later be controlled
Censorship imposed before a speech is made or a newspaper is published; usually presumed to be unconstitutional.
Taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas
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