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Exploring Communication Law

A Socratic Approach, 2nd Edition

By Randy Bobbitt


352 pages

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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

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies


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