Literary Journalism On Trial

Author: Kathy Roberts Forde
Date: July 2008
Subject: Journalism - Technique
  1. 2008
  2. ISBN: 155849653X
  3. 304 pages
  4. True PDF
  5. 34 MB

Book Description

Literary Journalism On Trial In November 1984, Jeffrey Masson filed a libel suit against writer Janet Malcolm and the New Yorker, claiming that Malcolm had intentionally misquoted him in a profile she wrote for the magazine about his former career as a Freud scholar and administrator of the Freud archives. Over the next twelve years the case moved up and down the federal judicialladder, ultimately reaching the U.S. Supreme Court, as lawyers and judges wrestled with questions about the representation of truth in journalism and, by extension, the limits of First Amendment protections of free spe...

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