Literary journalism on trial : Masson v. New Yorker and the First Amendment

Forde, Kathy Roberts

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  • Creator Kathy Roberts Forde
  • Format Books
  • Publication Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 155849653X, 9781558496538, 1558496521, 9781558496521
  • OCLC ocn191318191

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-281) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction : journalism, libel law, and the problem of facts -- Masson v. New Yorker goes to trial -- Literary journalism and the New Yorker -- The historical origins of the Masson-Malcolm dispute -- Libel at the New Yorker -- Masson v. New Yorker in the early years -- Libel law and the postmodern dilemma : the search for truth -- The end of the line for Masson -- Conclusion : the meanings of the Masson-Malcolm dispute
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