This comprehensive textbook provides a thoughtful introduction to both the legal and ethical considerations relevant to students pursuing careers in communication and media.
The fully revised, sixth edition continues to integrate fundamental legal and ethical principles with cases and examples from both landmark moments and recent history. It expands upon the previous edition's exploration of international and non-U.S. law, introduces a new chapter on digital and social media, and incorporates discussion of new technologies and media throughout its coverage of core topics such as privacy, intellectual property, defamation and commercial speech. Coverage of contemporary court cases and congressional hearings brings readers up to date on the evolving discussion surrounding Facebook, Twitter and today’s other major online players.
This hybrid textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in media and communication that combine law and ethics.
Online resources including study guides and sample teaching materials are available at www.routledge.com/9780367748562
1. American Law, the Legal System and the Judicial Processes
2. Media Ethics: A Cognitive Framework
3. Prior Restraint
5. Right of Privacy
6. Indecency and Obscenity
7. Digital and Social Media
8. Corporate Commercial Speech
9. Intellectual Property
10. Internatonal and Foreign Law
"This new edition of Media Law and Ethics is a highly valuable and clearly written guide for media students and professionals who not only want to follow the law but also do the right thing. Through its use of real-life examples, it provides a practical approach to handling legal and ethical dilemmas in an era of rampant disinformation, rapid technological change, and media globalization." Jon Marshall, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, USA