Libel project Name Journalism 1 Date You are the publisher of a very select, minimalist publication. Each month you choose one topic of interest and devote your entire newsletter to examining that one subject. Last month was an exposé on the alarming realities of honeybees. This month is all about libel. You are going to research the history of one famous libel case and convey your findings in a newsletter. It is up to you to decide how to present your information. No matter how sensational, how serious, or how slanted your publication is, there are several issues that must be addressed explicitly in your project: a very brief reminder of what libel is the parties involved the specific issue and accusation the legal issues at stake the legal basis of the outcome the outcome of the legal case any information necessary to explain differences in the libel laws of different countries Here are some famous libel cases to choose from: Cherry vs. Des Moines Leader Collier vs. Postum Chicago Tribune vs. Henry Ford Rushdie vs. Evans Hill vs. Church of Scientology of Toronto Tom Cruise vs. Daily Express Newspaper Oprah Winfrey vs. Texas Beef Group Janklow vs. Newsweek Yale Law Students/AutoAdmit Lawsuit (Doe I & Doe II vs. Anthony Ciolli; Mathew C. Ryan; Ryan C. Mariner; Individuals whose true names are unknown) You will use Microsoft Publisher to create a Newsletter to publish your findings. You will be graded both on the content of your information and the actual product (the newsletter).
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