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.
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
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