MUST READ: 10 rules keep a lawsuit away

Blogs, social networks and citizen media sites have created a myriad new avenues for citizen participation. But it’s not all ha-ha-hee-hee; the sword of lawsuits with scary damages hangs over journalists and citizen journalists. How can CJs protect themselves?

The Knight Citizen News Network lists ten rules for limiting legal risk, and gets Jeff Jarvis to make a video presentation:

1) Check your facts

2) Avoid virtual vendettas

3) Obey the law

4) Weigh promises

5) Reveal secrets selectively

6) Consider what you copy

7) Learn recording limits

8) Don’t abuse anonymity

9) Shun conflicts of interest

10) Seek legal advice

Read the full story and watch the video: Limiting legal risks

Link courtesy Nikhil Moro

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