October 05, 2022

Media Advisory: SIU legal, media experts can discuss Trump/CNN defamation lawsuit

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Faculty from the Southern Illinois University School of Law and the School of Journalism and Advertising are available to assist reporters and news crews in discussing the $475 million defamation lawsuit filed Oct. 3 by former President Donald Trump against CNN. The lawsuit alleges the network sought to damage future political campaigns.

The experts with contact information to arrange for interviews, include:

Cheryl Anderson, law professor, SIU School of Law. Anderson can be reached at cheryla@siu.edu or 618-453-5634.

Shelly Page, law professor and director of experiential education, SIU School of Law. Page can be reached at cheryl.page@siu.edu, 512-809-1890 or 618-453-8120.

William Freivogel, journalism professor. Freivogel can be reached at wfreivogel@gmail.com

or 314-322-0396.