A new NPR podcast covers a topic of interest to at least some of the Underground’s readers – the rising risk of lawsuits aimed at silencing bloggers.

The podcast player should appear below; if not, simply click here and play it via NPR’s page.

One of my ongoing engagement marketing projects is an advocacy site aimed directly at a major multinational corporation – one with a distressing tendency towards intimidation lawsuits.

My background in journalism and prior study of media law means I’m confident I’m not breaking any laws, but that’s small comfort when a multinational’ legal team comes after you simply to shut you up.

There’s even mention of a free, one-hour long media law course for bloggers (developed in conjunction with Poynter), but I couldn’t find a link. Maybe tomorrow.

Keep writing, Tom Chandler.