Media Musings

A blog for students and stalkers of Brian Steffen, centering on issues of concern in media studies.

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Hello all... I'm a professor of communication studies at Simpson College and a junkie of all things media. I'm blogging on life on the faculty at Simpson and working with some of the best young future professionals in the world.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Richard Jewell's Libel Suit

Libel suits don't much more high profile than the suit brought by Richard Jewell, wrongly accused by several media outlets 10 years ago of being the Atlanta Olympic Park bomber. (It later turned out that the bomber was Christian terrorist and consummate nut Eric Rudolph.) Now a Georgia judge has agreed to let one of Jewell's libel claims go to trial. That leaves 21 claims as dismissed.

Jewell's already won more than $500,000 in a libel settlement with NBC.


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