Media Law

– Shreya Zalani

The case I found was from an article titled ‘Truth and a Prize Emerge From Lies About Hoffman‘. The article talks about how The National Enquirer published false information about David Bar Katz, a playwright, claiming that he and Phillip Seymour Hoffman were lovers and free based cocaine. This was untrue and Mr. Katz filed a libel suit, which forced The National Enquirer to withdraw the article and publish an apology two days later, as well as pay for publication of false information.

I feel that newspapers and journalists should make sure that their information is correct before publishing any article. I also feel that Mr. Katz was right in filing a law suit against The National Enquirer.

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