Choice of law in multistate media law cases: have the "quaking quagmires" been quelled?
The selection of state laws to be applied in media cases has become easier due to the constitutionalization of laws covering invasion of privacy and libel and the standardization of several media regulations. States also apply the old lex loci delecti standard, government interest analysis and most-significant-relationship tests when deliberating on choice-of-law issues. States should also borrow statutes from other states to address varying statutes of limitations and prevent plaintiffs from forum shopping.
Publication Name: Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs
In memoriam: Richard Dale Mullen (1915-1998)
Richard D. Mullen founded the periodical 'Science-Fiction Studies' in 1973 and proved to be the publication's wisest counsel aside from its most loved and respected editorial member. Mullen more than any other person helped to transform Science-Fiction Studies such that it has kept apace with the latest developments in the field. He first retired from his editorial duties in 1978, rejoined the periodical in 1990 and died peacefully at the age of 82 in Terre Haute, IN, on Aug 8, 1998.
Publication Name: Science Fiction Studies
The cases of Richard Angelico
New Orleans TV reporter Richard Angelico has been subjected to several law suits because of his persistence and courage in reporting sensitive issues mostly regarding political corruption. However, it is precisely due to these attitudes that earned for him numerous awards, including those from the Metropolitan Crime Commission, the Press Club of New Orleans, the Louisiana Assn. of Broadcasters and Emmy Awards.
Publication Name: The IRE Journal
- Abstracts: Concluding statements. Trapped between damnations: the true meaning of the population crisis. Population, the demographic transition, and "biological imperatives."
- Abstracts: Protective order can be modified after documents filed: media parties allowed to intervene in suit over operation of retirement community
- Abstracts: FBI used reporter's name to talk to spy. Senate resolution would require media disclosure of speaking fees, other income
- Abstracts: States restrict media access to prisons: federal magistrate finds Abu-Jamal ban violated rights. States restrict data on drivers, victims, some meetings; sex offender data, juvenile courts, computer databases see more openness
- Abstracts: The alien in our midst: trash culture and good Americans in John Gardner's 'October Light.' Improvisations: John Coltrane