Test Bank For The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication 7th Edition By Ross

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Test Bank For The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication 7th Edition By Susan Dente Ross, Amy Reynolds, Robert Trager, ISBN: 9781544377582

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Test Bank For The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication 7th Edition By Ross

Test Bank For The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication 7th Edition By Susan Dente Ross, Amy Reynolds, Robert Trager, ISBN: 9781544377582

This is the best all-around media law text for undergraduate and graduate students alike. The clear, nonthreatening writing style of the authors, by itself, sets this book apart. And yet, it does so by not leaving out any important areas of inquiry. That’s why my colleagues and I continue to adopt this for all of our media law classes.
—Jonathan Kotler, University of Southern California

In The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication, authors Susan Dente Ross, Amy Reynolds, and Robert Trager present a lively, up-to-date, and comprehensive introduction to media law that brings the law to life for future professional communicators. The book is grounded in the traditions and rules of law but also contains fresh facts and relevant examples that keep readers engaged. Tightly focused breakout boxes highlight contemporary examples of the law in action or emphasize central points of law as well as intersections with international law and policy. The thoroughly updated Seventh Edition contains a wealth of new content that is as timely as possible—from the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state courts, Congress, executive agencies, federal and state policymakers and advisory groups, and media organizations and allies. A refreshed look, feel, and flow of chapters provide readers an understanding of fast-expanding areas of the law and legal complexities.

Table Of Content

List of Features
About the Authors
Chapter 1 • The Rule of Law: Law in a Changing Communication Environment

Body of the Law

Structure of the Judicial System

Processes of the Law

Emerging Law

Finding the Law

Reading Case Law

Chapter 2 • The First Amendment: Speech and Press Freedoms in Theory and Reality

Where the First Amendment Came From

When “the Press” Changes

How the First Amendment Is Understood

Why We Value the First Amendment

How Government Restrains First Amendment Freedoms

How the Supreme Court Reviews Laws Affecting First Amendment Rights

Speaking Politics

Speaking For and As the Government

Requiring Speech

Political Campaigning and Financing Elections

Speaking Anonymously

Assembling and Speaking in Public and Nonpublic Places

Associating Freely

Emerging Law

Chapter 3 • Speech Distinctions: Different Categories Trigger Distinct Treatment

Evolving Court Tests to Protect Disruptive Speech

Speech Harms

Symbolic Speech

Do Media Incite Harm?

National Security and Tranquility

Speech in the Schools

Emerging Law

Chapter 4 • Libel and Emotional Distress: The Plaintiff’s Case

A Brief History

The Elements of Libel: The Plaintiff’s Case

Emotional Distress

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Emerging Law

Chapter 5 • Libel: Defenses and Privileges


Anti-SLAPP Protection

Fair Report Privilege


Section 230 Immunity

Other Defenses

Additional Defense Considerations

Emerging Law

Chapter 6 • Protecting Privacy: Conflicts Among the Press, the Government and the Right to Privacy

Constitutional Right to Privacy

Privacy Torts


False Light


Private Facts

Privacy and Data Protection

Emerging Law

Chapter 7 • Gathering Information: Opportunities and Obstacles

Brief Overview of Access

First Amendment Right of Access

Statutory Right of Access

Statutory Limits to Access

Other Limits to Gathering Information

Emerging Law

Chapter 8 • Overseeing Justice: Speech and Press Freedoms In and About the Courts

Access to Courts and Court Records

Advancing Fairness in Trials

Balancing Interests

Advancing the Flow of News

Emerging Law

Chapter 9 • Electronic Media Regulation: From Radio to the Internet

Brief Overview of Electronic Media

History of Broadcast Regulation

Reasons to Regulate Broadcasting

Federal Communications Commission

Broadcast Programming Rules

Multichannel Video Programming Distributor Regulation

Internet Regulation

Emerging Law

Chapter 10 • Obscenity and Indecency: Social Norms and Legal Standards



Obscenity, Indecency and the Internet

Emerging Law

Chapter 11 • Intellectual Property: Protecting and Using Intangible Creations



Emerging Law

Chapter 12 • Advertising: When Speech and Commerce Converge

Defining Commercial Speech

Testing Commercial Speech Protection

Compelling Commercial Speech

Promoting Disfavored Products

Advertising on Government Property

Promoting and Publicizing Businesses and Professionals

Restricting False or Misleading Commercial Speech

Regulating Commercial Speech Concerns

Emerging Law

Case Index
Subject Index