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Re: Legal/ethical issues in oral history-Slander/Libel

Hello Jodine,

I'd encourage you to get legal advice on this issue. In the US, if you were to put the story online and it did turn out to be libelous, your institution would be a second publisher of the content and therefore equally responsible. Whether there would be any risks associated with recording the narrative in the first place, I do not know. Your institution will have a better sense of what level of risk they'd be willing to take on.

The Sonic South: The Southern Oral History Program's New Audio Competition

Students, scholars, and public history practitioners, as well as audio professionals, are encouraged to submit to the Southern Oral History Program's new audio competition, The Sonic South.  All levels of expertise welcome.  Deadline has been extended until March 19th.