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The Press Clause and Digital Technology's Fourth Wave

Media Law and the Symbiotic Web

By Jared Schroeder

© 2018 – Routledge

208 pages

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Description

During the first part of the twenty-first century, bloggers, citizen journalists, social media users, Yelp reviewers, and a myriad of other communicators have found themselves facing defamation, privacy, campaign finance, and other lawsuits as a result of the messages they have communicated. In many ways, these communicators are facing legal questions that are similar to what traditional journalists have faced for centuries regarding their rights to gather and publish information. This book examines how the press clause, a First Amendment freedom with no agreed-upon definition, can be understood in order to help guide the courts and twenty-first-century publishers regarding protecting expression as we move into the fourth wave of networked communication, an era that will be defined by increasingly complex relationships between humans and artificially intelligent communicators. To do so, the book draws upon the discourse theory of communication in democratic society, the legal and foundational history of the press clause, lower-court cases that involve citizen publishers who have claimed protections that have historically been associated with traditional journalism, and established legal and scholarly examinations of artificial intelligence to ultimately construct a framework for how the press clause can be reimagined to protect older and newer generations of publishers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Knowledge Through Discourse

3. The Supreme Court, the Press Clause, and Journalism

4. Fledgling Online Collectives

5. Stand-Alone Citizen Publishers

6. Tweets, Snaps, and Posts

7. Artificially Intelligent Speakers

8. Conclusion

About the Author

Jared Schroeder is Assistant Professor in the Division of Journalism at Southern Methodist University, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Media Law and Policy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
LAN027000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Publishing
LAW015000
LAW / Communications
LAW052000
LAW / Jurisprudence