J255 Ethics, Law and Public Purpose-Wasserman

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.



Time:  W 9:00-12:00

Location:  142 North Gate (LMC)

Class Number:  29351

Section:  001

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  27

Restrictions & Prerequisites

This class is a graduation requirement. All second-year students should enroll as it is only offered once while a student.