Tuesday Evening Edition 10/13/09

TOXIC DECISION: A critical First Amendment case is won, but the battle’s not over. A federal appeals court judge overlooked Times v. Sullivan and allowed a libel case to proceed under a 1902 Massachusetts law that makes truth an inadequate defense if there is a showing of “actual malice” — which the judge defined as “ill will” or “malevolent intent.” [Media Nation]

DAILY SHOW MOCKS CNN: It’s open season, after CNN fact checks a Saturday Night Live sketch (see last week’s Tuesday Noon Update). Includes link to 11-minute Daily Show segment. [Huffington Post]

DEBATE13_TU_C_^_TUEIQGREAT DEPRESSION: Did FDR make it worse? Bloomberg columnist Amity Shlaes (“Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression”) debates Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter (“The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope”). [Grand Rapids Press]

MURDER OF A JOURNALIST: Two years later, in Oakland. With video and background links on the death of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey. [San Jose Mercury News]

SOCIAL MEDIA: For businesses just getting started, 4 steps. [Socialnomics]

INDIANA READS: Press Association is optimistic that Hoosiers will continue to read newspapers. [Princeton Daily Clarion]

CONSIDER LOUISVILLE’S POSSIBILITIES: But if it lasts more than 4 hours…

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