COM 4410


Discusses the legal issues affecting the mass media, including First Amendment rights, libel, fair trial rights, privacy, and public access to information. Students study the U.S. Constitution, court cases, and legislative actions that are the foundations for media law.


  1. Understand the obligations and rights of the media in a free society.
  2. Recognize the importance of a free press, and its legal limits.
  3. Understand basic tenants of our legal system relating to the media.




Mass Media Law (Rev: 18)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill (01/07/2013)
Author: Pember, D. R., & Calvert, C.
ISBN: 978-0-07-352618-8
Price: $142.18

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