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School of Liberal Arts

Dean: Paul F. Griffin
Phone: (315) 684-6081

Journalism & Communication for Online Media B.S.

Course Description

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

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Marti C. Howell-Collins
(315) 684-6167
Hamilton Hall, Room 036

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