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.
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Meet the Author
Joseph Russomanno is currently an Associate Professor in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He has been there since 1994. His teaching includes mass communication law and First Amendment theory courses. He received his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1993. A former broadcast journalist, he has authored several journal articles and one other book, Speaking Our Minds: Conversations with the People Behind Landmark First Amendment Cases.
Susan Dente Ross is director of AccessNorthwest, a freedom of information center, and associate professor in the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University. She earned her PhD in mass communication with an emphasis on law in 1996 from the University of Florida, where she served as a research fellow in the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information. A Fulbright Scholar in Greece for 2005, she is a past head of the Law Division of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a former reporter, editor and newspaper owner and has written or co-authored two books. Her research on the law and on media framing is widely published in scholarly journals in communication and law. Her research focuses on freedom of speech for people at the margins of society and on media framing of international violence and disenfranchised groups.