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Libel Hotline

NYPA members have free access to the libel hotline for FAST answers to libel questions. Staffed by more than 20 attorneys who specialize in media law, the hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is provided  FREE of charge to NYPA members.

Email your questions
NYPA members should summarize libel questions in an email and send it to the appropriate law firm indicated. Newspapers in the five boroughs and in Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties should utilize the law firm of Ballard Spahr (212-850-6119 phone or e-mail All other newspapers should utilize the services of Bond, Schoeneck, and King (315-218-8000 phone). All submissions to BSK’s libel hotline should go to Libel inquiries received before 2pm will be responded to by 5pm the same day, and inquiries received after 2pm will be responded to by 2pm the following work day. In most cases requests will be responded to within an hour.