Links to Professional Resources

1. Libel Defenses, The First Amendment Handbook

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press defines many terms and concepts that relate to libel defenses.

Follow on Twitter: @RCFP and @RCFPTech (a sister account focused on technology and journalism)

2. Section 230 Overview, Digital Media Law Project

This page provides an overview of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. It is not limited to libel, but it offers a variety of resources to help students better understand the different ways that Section 230 applies to online content including blog posts, recent lawsuits, and news.

Follow on Twitter: @DMLPBerkman

3. Robert J. Ambrogi

This is the libel section of a media law blog written by a media and technology attorney.

Follow on Twitter: @Bobambrogi

4. Blog Law Online

This blog discusses a range of media law topics and often ventures into libel law as it relates to online and newer forms of media.

5. 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

6. 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

7. Electronic Frontier Foundation: Online Defamation Law Guide

The EFF is a non-profit organization that focuses on “defending civil liberties in the digital world.”

Follow on Twitter: @EFF