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CM 9324 - The Law and Ethics of Mass Communication

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CM 9324 Course Description

CM 9324 - The Law and Ethics of Mass CommunicationA study of the historical development of the First Amendment and a discussion of the moral reasoning which informs a responsible exercise of press freedom. Participants will pay special attention to areas of law essential for mass communication practitioners, such as libel, invasion of privacy, copyright, and information access. The course also includes a discussion of the growing convergence between information delivery systems and ensuing patterns of regulation and deregulation.