SJMC professor quoted by MPR in defamation case against blogger

Public figures face higher standards for proving defamation claims, even when those claims are brought against bloggers, says a School of Journalism and Mass Communication professor.

Minnesota Public Radio recently quoted Professor Jane E. Kirtley in a piece about the civil trial against John Hoff, a blogger better known as Johnny Northside. While many defamation cases are filed against bloggers, few proceed to trial, the Silha Professor for Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota told MPR.

Read the story at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/08/minneapolis-blogger-civil-case-johnny-northside/.

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