Journalism | Hot Topics in Journalism: When the Internet Attacks
C201 | **** | Stacie Jankowski


From bloggers to bullies to international revolutionaries, the internet has provided a forum
and mode of speech and expression. The internet is ingrained in our daily life, but itís not
without risks. What problems have the internet and technology caused?

This class addresses issues in media law in these technological times. In this class, we will
examine basic legal issues and problems that courts have seen or may see as more and more
people and journalists take to the internet. Students will gain a better understanding of the
different ways society and courts think about media law in the internet age, specifically
touching on topics like defamation, privacy, and obscenity, as well as issues of cyber bullying,
blogs, and student media.

Will not count toward Journalism major requirements.