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Trager's The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication

Trager's The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication

Eighth Edition

July 2023 | 816 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Trager's The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication provides a clear and engaging introduction to media law with comprehensive coverage and analysis for future journalists and media professionals. Grounded in the traditions and rules of law, along with fresh facts and examples, the authors demonstrate how the law functions in everyday life. The Eighth Edition of this bestselling text offers students a new breadth and diversity of material and brings the law to life with cutting-edge research, the latest court and legislative rulings, and a wealth of new content.

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Chapter 1 · The Rule of Law: Law in a Changing Communication and Political Environment
Chapter 2 · The First Amendment: Speech and Press Freedoms in Theory and Reality
Chapter 3 · Speech Distinctions: Different Categories Trigger Distinct Treatment
Chapter 4 · Libel and Emotional Distress: The Plaintiff’s Case
Chapter 5 · Libel: Defenses and Privileges
Chapter 6 · Protecting Privacy: Conflicts Among the Press, the Government and the Right to Privacy
Chapter 7 · Gathering Information: Opportunities and Obstacles
Chapter 8 · Overseeing Justice: Speech and Press Freedoms In and About the Courts
Chapter 9 · Electronic Media Regulation: From Radio to the Internet
Chapter 10 · Obscenity and Indecency: Social Norms and Legal Standards
Chapter 11 · Intellectual Property: Protecting and Using Intangible Creations
Chapter 12 · Advertising: When Speech and Commerce Converge


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