Morrisville State College - Fall 2009

Morrisville Campus Course Sections (as of April 22, 2009)

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JOUR 401 - Legal Ethical Issues Mass Comm
Students will research several case studies that represent various legal and ethical issues past and present, including freedom of speech, publishing by authority, alien and sedition laws, libel and slander, bias and prejudice and conflicts of interest in reporting, right to privacy, professional codes of conduct, shield laws, FCC regulation of broadcast entities, and the emerging debate over censorship if the Internet. Current related issues in the news will also be explored as available. Prerequisite: Jour 214 or permission of instructor 3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester