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2nd Edition

Exploring Communication Law
A Socratic Approach

ISBN 9781138292383
Published November 27, 2017 by Routledge
364 Pages

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Book Description

Exploring Communication Law, Second Edition, provides an overview of the law as it pertains to print, broadcast, and online journalism, as well as non-journalistic forms of expression. It begins by introducing students to the First Amendment in a general sense, then explores how the principles of free speech are applied in various circumstances, such as political speech, sexual expression, and K-12 and college campuses. The text also explains the fundamentals of media law in areas such as defamation, privacy, the media and the courts, confidentiality and privilege, access to information, broadcasting, and cyberspace.

Table of Contents



Preface to the Second Edition


About the Author

Chapter 1 Getting Started: Basic Concepts and Definitions

Chapter 2 An Overview of the First Amendment


Chapter 3 The First Amendment and Political Speech

Chapter 4 The First Amendment and Sexual and Violent Content

Chapter 5 The First Amendment and Campus Issues

Chapter 6 Defamation

Chapter 7 Privacy

Chapter 8 Problems in Newsgathering

Chapter 9 Broadcasting and Cable


Chapter 10 The Internet and Social Media

Appendix A Sources / Suggestions for Further Reading

Appendix B Legal Research and Writing


Case Index

Subject Index

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Randy Bobbitt teaches at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina.