The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication / Edition 2

The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication / Edition 2

by Robert Trager, Joseph Russoman, Susan Dente Ross
     
 

Mining an intense commitment and driving vision to reach today's students, combined with teaching experience of nearly 50 years, the authors of this new text offer an exciting alternative in the field of mass media law. Highly praised by reviewers, the book's dynamic visual design and innovative pedagogy engage contemporary students--complementing the comprehensive… See more details below

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Mining an intense commitment and driving vision to reach today's students, combined with teaching experience of nearly 50 years, the authors of this new text offer an exciting alternative in the field of mass media law. Highly praised by reviewers, the book's dynamic visual design and innovative pedagogy engage contemporary students--complementing the comprehensive coverage and organization seen in traditional texts. The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication features a wealth of new elements and strategies that encourage students to read the text closely and aid in critical evaluation of the complex and shifting field of media law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608716692
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
07/11/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
824
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Rule of Law

Sources of the Law


The Court System


The Supreme Court


The Case Process


Finding the Law



Chapter 2: The First Amendment

The Origins of the First Amendment

Foundations of First Amendment Theory

First Amendment Values

Contemporary Prior Restraints

Content-Neutral and Content-Based Laws

Public Forums

Media Emergence, Convergence & Consolidation

Chapter 3: Disruptive Speech: Threats to Social Stability and Personal Safety

Threats to National Security

Clear and Present Danger

Hate Speech

Protests

Hostile Audiences

Compelled Speech

Chapter 4: Libel: The Plaintiff’s Case

Some Contemporary Issues

A Brief History

Statement of Fact

Publication

Identification

Defamation

Falsity

Fault

Damages

Chapter 5: Libel: Defense Issues and Strategies

Truth

Opinion

Fair Comment and Criticism

Letters to the Editor

Fair Report Privilege

Parody/Rhetorical Hyperbole

Summary Judgment

Jurisdiction

Neutral Reportage

Wire Service Defense

Single Publication Rule

Libel-Proof Plaintiff

Single Mistake Rule

Statue of Limitations

Retractions

Chapter 6: Privacy in a Global, Mediated World:
Challenges to Personal Privacy

Sources of privacy protection

Privacy law’s development

Appropriation

Intrusion

Private facts

FalseLight

Government Responses to Privacy Concerns

Chapter 7: Emotional Distress, Physical Harm, and Other Dangers

Emotional Distress

Physical harm

Other Dangers

Chapter 8: Media and the Courts:
Preserving Public Trials and Preventing Prejudice

Fair trials and prejudicial speech

Gag orders

Access to Trials

Access to Court Records


Chapter 9: Newsgathering for Converging Media:
Pitfalls and Protections

• Access to Public Records

• Access to Public Meetings

• Access to Courtrooms and Court Records

• Access to Electronic Records and Virtual Meetings

• Access to Crime Scenes and Events of Public Interest

Chapter 10: Reporter’s Privilege:
Protecting the Watchdogs

Reporter’s Privilege

Breaking Promises

Search Warrants


Chapter 11: Advertising:
The Convergence of Speech and Commerce

• First Amendment Protection for Commercial Speech

• Federal, State and Industry Advertising Restrictions

• Economic & Business Considerations

Chapter 12: Broadcast, Cable, DBS, and Internet Regulation

The development of electronic media regulation

Broadcast regulation

Cable television regulation

Direct broadcast satellites

Internet

Chapter 13: Offensive Speech:
Social Norms and Legal Standards

Comstock and Hicklin

Current obscenity definition

Broadcast indecency

Television program ratings and the V-chip

Cable indecency

Internet indecency

Public funds for “pornographic” art

Labeling recordings

Restricting adult stores through zoning

Dial-a-porn: telephone indecency

Chapter 14: Special Concerns About Children & Schools:Unique Harms and Conflicting Interests

Vulnerable students

Other vulnerable groups and other contexts

Speech in public schools

Speech in universities




Chapter 15: Intellectual Property:
Encouraging and Protecting Creativity in an Interconnected Electronic World

• Copyright

• Trademark

• Challenges of Digitization

Glossary

Case Index

Subject Index

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