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Respond: Week 3, Topic 3.1 – Defamation & You Respond:
Suppose you are employed at a media giant like Gawker and you get notice that the company is being sued for defamation, more specifically, invasion of privacy. Talk about what if any recourse you have, your rights and responsibilities, and expectations from corporate headquarters. What are your future plans in case the case is lost? How do you respond professionally, or even personally, towards those entities responsible for your loss? See if there is someone online who got caught in the Gawker case and lost their job. Bring them into your discussion only after you have resolved all of the above concerns regarding your case. Compare your two scenarios, especially knowing yours is imaginary but theirs was real. Make sure to support your points with properly researched and documented reasons and evidence.
Week 3, Topic 3.2 – The Zenger Case
Discuss the merits to the John Peter Zenger case but argue for the prosecution. Make sure to support your points with properly researched and documented reasons and evidence.