In a case against two Connecticut Tribune Co. papers, The Hartford Courant and AAN-member New Haven Advocate, knotty issues of jurisdiction and Web pages are at stake. Editor & Publisher examines the "long-arm statute" case involving coverage of housing Connecticut prisoners in Virginia jails and whether the two papers libeled a Virginia prison warden. AAN is one of more than two dozen newspapers and trade associations signing onto an amicus curiae brief in the case.

Continue ReadingVirginia’s “Long-Arm” Reaching to Connecticut

AAN, along with more than two dozen other media companies and organizations, has joined an Amicus Curiae brief, filed Jan. 23 in federal court in Virginia. The case involves news coverage of the housing of Connecticut inmates in Virginia prisons and whether a newspaper’s Web site opens it to jurisdiction in distant states.

Continue ReadingAAN Joins Amici in Tribune Co. Case