Journalism | Communications Law
J300 | ALL | Staff
P: sophomore standing. J300 is a required course for journalism majors.
It is intended to provide a basic understanding of media law as it has
developed and is developing in the United States. It is a survey course
and deals with some of the major issues confronting the mass media,
including libel, broadcast regulation, invasion of privacy, access to
information, confidentiality of news sources, and the protection of
intellectual property. In the course we will examine the historical
background and development of the concepts of freedom of the press and the
limitations imposed on it.
Credit hours: 3