COMM 475: Journalism Law

COMM 475-001: Journalism Law
(Fall 2023)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

David J. King Hall 1011B


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

This course introduces how American law affects journalists. Students examine the legal principles journalists weigh when news-gathering and explore landmark court cases that have tested the right to a free press. Topics include the First Amendment, libel, privacy, free press and fair trial, and broadcast regulation. Students also consider how journalistic values of fairness, objectivity, humanity and credibility intersect with the law. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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