Media Law and Ethics is a comprehensive overview and a thoughtful introduction to media law principles and cases as well as related ethical concerns relevant to the practice of professional communication. This is the fi rst textbook to explicitly integrate both media law and ethics within one volume. Since it integrates both current law and ethical queries, it is ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses in media law and ethics. Co-author Kyu Ho Youm expands this edition’s international scope, updating and broadening his chapter on international and foreign law. The book also covers the most timely and controversial issues in modern American media. The new fi fth edition has been updated with current events and discusses the potential impact they have.
A comprehensive and easily consumable look at modern and historical media law, commingled with the ethical issues that shape how the media does its job. Filled with applicable examples that help the law come to life—and help students understand why and how media law and ethics impact every day how reporters do their jobs.
-Nicole Kraft, Ohio State University, USA
1 Sources and Types of American Law
2 The U.S. Legal System
3 The Judicial Process
4 The Meaning of the First Amendment
5 Ethical Dilemmas, Issues, and Concerns 6 The Reporter's Privilege
7 Prior Restraint
8 Corporate and Commercial Speech
9 Electronic Media 10 Libel
11 Right of Privacy
12 Press and Public Access to the Judicial Processes, Records, Places, and Meetings
13 Indecency, Obscenity, and Pornography
14 Intellectual Property
15 International and Foreign Law
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