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Author Bobbitt, Randy, 1955- author.

Title Exploring communication law : a Socratic approach / Randy Bobbitt
Edition Second edition
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Getting started: basic concepts and definitions -- An overview of the First Amendment -- The First Amendment and political speech -- The First Amendment and sexual and violent content -- The First Amendment and campus issues -- Defamation -- Privacy -- Problems in newsgathering -- Broadcasting and cable -- The internet and social media
Summary Exploring Communication Law, Second Edition, provides an overview of the law as it pertains to print, broadcast, and online journalism, as well as non-journalistic forms of expression. It begins by introducing students to the First Amendment in a general sense, then explores how the principles of free speech are applied in various circumstances, such as political speech, sexual expression, and K-12 and college campuses. The text also explains the fundamentals of media law in areas such as defamation, privacy, the media and the courts, confidentiality and privilege, access to information, broadcasting, and cyberspace
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 3, 2018)
Subject United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment.
Constitution (United States)
Freedom of expression -- United States.
Freedom of speech -- United States.
Mass media -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Freedom of expression.
Freedom of speech.
LAW -- Military.
Mass media -- Law and legislation.
United States.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315232936