Students will become familiar with legal concepts underlying freedom of the press: censorship, obscenity, libel, privacy, free press/fair trial, contempt, access and other legal problems affecting the mass media. The case study approach generally is used, but emphasis is on the principles and philosophy underlying various aspects of communication law as these affect the daily work of journalists. Part of the Certificate of Journalism (offered online).
Journalism and Law
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Monday, February 6, 2017