NOTICE News Daily: April 14, 2023

On today’s NOTICE News Daily: What do you think the consequences should be for saying something that’s not true? What if you’re just repeating what other people said? That question is at the center of a billion-dollar lawsuit that will begin Monday against Fox News. Plus: Greg is here with the weekly NOTICE News quiz.

Discussion Questions

  1. Why would Dominion be upset that their name was so often cited by the Fox News hosts and guests, and what does the evidence brought forth in this case prove?
  2. Why would it be important for journalists to be protected by the first amendment, especially in a 24-hour news cycle?
  3. Why would proving that news outlets acted with “malice,” like the 1968 Supreme Court Case Sullivan v. New York Times requires, be necessary when suing people in the media?

Writing Prompts

  1. In terms of journalistic integrity, traditionally it’s thought that those who report the news have a civic responsibility to tell the truth. However, news networks appealing to their specific audience have blurred the lines of how much opinion should come into reporting. Is there a line between opinion and lies? Discuss.