Links to Professional Resources

1. MLRC Blog: Actions Against Online Speech, Media Law Resource Center

The Media Law Resource Center provides numerous exhaustive resources on media law, but most of their reports and publications are not free. The blog, however, is free and gives an updated list of legal activity tied to libel and online speech. This resource is useful for instructors and students.

Follow on Twitter: @MediaLawMLRC and @MLRCInstitute

2. Libel in Fiction, First Amendment Center

This page within the First Amendment Center’s website provides some detail on a specialized topic within libel – works of fiction. Research attorney David L. Hudson, Jr. of the First Amendment Center writes this interesting and informative piece.

Follow on Twitter: @1stAmendmentCtr and @Kenpaulson1

3. Online Libel,First Amendment Center

This is another page within the First Amendment Center’s website. Author Jarrod F. Reich examines the nuances of libel online.

4. Libel and Privacy Guide for Students, Student Press Law Center

The Student Press Law Center offers a variety of resources for student journalists. This guide offers a helpful overview of libel law and how student journalists can avoid trouble.

Follow on Twitter: @SPLC

5. Louisiana State University Law Center

An overview of intentional infliction of emotional distress law, with a brief mention of negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Follow on Twitter: @LSULawCenter

6. The Law Offices of Gismondi & Associates

A law firm’s website explains negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Follow on Twitter: @GismondiLaw

7. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Libel Guide

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and its staff attorneys have provided free legal resources, support, and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and freedom of information rights of journalists working in areas where U.S. law applies, regardless of the medium in which their work appears.

Follow on Twitter: @rcfp

8. International Defamation Law Database (Kelly/Warner Internet Law)

A searchable database for defamation laws around the globe.

Follow on Twitter: @KellyWarnerLaw

9. International Press Institute

A global network of journalists, editors, and media executives, whose mission is “to defend media freedom and the free flow of news wherever they are threatened.”

Follow on Twitter: @globalfreemedia