From the libel department

    Last week in Newswriting we talked about libel. And how dangerous it is.

    Well, the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday it’s being sued for libel because it linked the wrong person to a charge of child molestation.

    The suspect was Eddie Johnson, a former NBA player, who attended Auburn University. The Tribune named Eddie Johnson, a former NBA player — who attended the University of Illinois.

    The Tribune later apologized.


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