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maxernst

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news legally defined as...
« on: July 31, 2014, 02:50:22 PM »
Is there a legal definition of "news?"

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Re: news legally defined as...
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 12:53:55 PM »
ummmm so there isn't?  This was an honest question.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 10:13:26 AM »
any takers?

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 05:03:37 PM »
I don't know if there is a legal definition of "news" beyond First Amendment cases, but I did find this about the Code of Federal Regulations:

"The term representative of the news media is defined by 47 CFR 0.466 as 'any person or entity that gathers information of potential interest to a segment of the public, uses its editorial skills to turn the raw materials into a distinct work, and distributes that work to an audience. In this clause, the term news means information that is about current events or that would be of current interest to the public.'"