Mass Media Law

Mass Media Law

Mr. David McCraw
Spring 2018 course
W 5:00pm - 7:00pm
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In Class

The class examines how the First Amendment, in combination with tort law, statutes, and common-law principles, shapes the rights and legal limitations for publishers of news and opinion, in both traditional and digital media. Topics include libel, protection of confidential sources, prior restraints on publication, invasion of privacy by publication, criminal liability for publishing classified information, legal limits on newsgathering, and access to information.

Subject Areas: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment, Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Disciplinary Perspectives & Law