An introduction to the legal and ethical conflicts reporters in all media face, with particular emphasis on the role of professional journalists in a news environment where we are no longer the only players. A portion of the course will concentrate on First Amendment and media law, including libel and slander, privacy, free press/fair trial conflicts, and civil lawsuits arising from controversial reporting methods.
Discussion groups and law sections to be announced August 2019.
Restrictions & Prerequisites
This class is a graduation requirement. All second-year students should enroll as it is only offered once while a student.