The Law of Public Communication, 2002 Update / Edition 5by Kent R. Middleton, Robert Trager, Bill F. Chamberlin
Pub. Date: 08/28/2001
Publisher: Pearson Education
The 2001 Update Edition of Law of Public Communication includes the most current information available on the subject. Focusing on the day-to-day implications of the law for media practitioners, this book examines the law affecting both traditional journalism and the ever-changing commercial and electronic media, explaining the law as it applies to the daily work of media practitioners. anyone working in the mass communication field, or anyone interested in pursuing a career in mass communication.
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Table of Contents
1. Public Communication and the Law.
The Sources of Law.
The Litigation Process: Civil and Criminal.
Working with the Law.
Limitations of Law.
2. The First Amendment.
Theory of Freedom of Expression.
Scope of the First Amendment: The Hierarchy of Protected Expression.
Who Is Protected?
Prior Restraints and Postpublication Punishment.
The Plaintiff's Burden of Proof.
The Defendant's Case.
Preventing Libel Suits.
Ideas for Reform.
4. Privacy and Personal Security.
Intrusion and Trespass.
Emotional Distress and Personal Injury.
5. Intellectual Property.
6. Corporate Speech.
Referenda and Other Public Issues.
Lobbying: The Right to Petition.
Communication between Labor and Management.
First Amendment and Advertising.
Unfair and Deceptive Advertising.
Other Federal Regulations.
Media's Right to Refuse Advertising.
8. Obscenity and Indecency.
Controlling Nonobscene Sexual Expression.
9. The Media and the Judiciary.
Defining Jury Bias.
Remedies for Prejudicial Publicity.
ControllingConduct in Court.
Controlling Prejudicial Publicity.
10. Protection of News Sources, Notes, and Tape.
Protection under the Common Law.
Protection under the First Amendment.
Protection under State Statutes.
Protection under Federal Statutes and Regulations.
11. Access to Information.
Access and the Constitution.
Access to Events.
Access to Records.
Access to Meetings.
Obtaining Access: A Final Word.
12. Regulation of Broadcasting.
Framework for Broadcast Content Regulations.
Federal Communications Commission.
Licensing the Broadcast Media.
Regulation of Political Candidate Programming.
Regulation of Public Issues Programming: The Fairness Doctrine.
Other Programming Regulation.
Digital Television (DTV).
Low-Power Television (LPTV).
13. Regulation of Cable, Internet, Telephone, and Other Electronic Media.
Other Electronic Communications Media.
Appendix A: Finding and Reading the Law.
Appendix B: The First Fourteen Amendments to the Constitution.
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