Journalism | Communications Law
J300 | ALL | Staff

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