New York Times V. Sullivan

Civil Rights, Libel Law, and the Free Press

Author: Kermit Hall,Melvin I. Urofsky

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American

ISBN: 9780700618026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

View: 9022


Two forefront legal historians examine a classic case from the turbulent civil rights era to trace how the New York Times won a key Supreme Court appeal against an Alabama defamation suit, a victory that established important precedents in the areas of free press while significantly advancing civil rights for African-Americans in the Deep South.

Constitutional Law: Rights, Liberties and Justice 8th Edition

Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452226741

Category: Law

Page: 841

View: 2794


Judicial decisions never occur in a vacuum û they are influenced by a myriad of political factors. From lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices, Epstein and Walker show how all these dynamics play an integral part in the overall development of constitutional doctrine. Drawing deeply from the spheres of political science and legal studies, the exceperted case material is skillfully analyzed and presented for todayÆs students. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors account for the latest scholarship in the field and offer rock-solid analysis of recent landmark cases, including as all the important opinions handed down through 2011. Building on the successes of the 7th edition, the bookÆs clean layout and design clearly distinguishes between commentary and opinion excerpts. Not only does the design make the book an easier read for students, it effectively showcases photos, justice biographies, and the ôAftermathö and ôGlobal Perspectiveö sidebars. And based on positive user feedback, the authors have added even more Aftermath boxes in this new edition. New cases in the 8th edition: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012) Snyder v. Phelps (2011) Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011) United States v. Jones (2012) Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

The SAGE Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law

Author: William A. Babcock,William H. Freivogel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506317278

Category: Reference

Page: 968

View: 3471


The SAGE Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law is an authoritative and rigorous two-volume, issues-based reference set that surveys varied views on many of the most contentious issues involving mass media ethics and the law. Divided into six thematic sections covering information from contrasting ethical responsibly and legal rights for both speech and press, newsgathering and access, and privacy to libelous reporting, business considerations, and changing rules with social media and the Internet, the information in this guide is extremely relevant to a variety of audiences. This guide specifically focuses on matters that are likely to be regular front-page headlines concerning topics such as technological threats to privacy, sensationalism in media coverage of high-profile trials, cameras in the courtroom, use of confidential sources, national security concerns and the press, digital duplication and deception, rights of celebrities, plagiarism, and more. Collectively, this guide assesses key contentious issues and legal precedents, noting current ethical and legal trends and likely future directions. Features: Six thematic sections consist of approximately a dozen chapters each written by eminent scholars and practitioners active in the field. Sections open with a general Introduction by the volume editors and conclude with a wrap-up “Outlook” section to highlight likely future trends. Chapters follow a common organizational outline of a brief overview of the issue at hand, historical background and precedent, and presentation of various perspectives (pro, con, mixed) to the issue. “See also” cross references guide readers to related chapters and references and further readings guide users to more in-depth resources for follow-up. This reference guide is an excellent source for the general public, students, and researchers who are interested in expanding their knowledge in mass media and the ethics and law surrounding it.

Media/Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media

An Introduction to Mass Media

Author: Shirley Biagi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495050261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 7276


Consistently praised for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, MEDIA/IMPACT introduces students to today's converged mass media---its industries and support industries, as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technologic

Freedom of Speech

Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Author: Kenneth Ira Kersch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576076008

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 1615


Explores the dynamics of the First Amendment rights in the United States, showing how social, economic, and political changes in this nation affect the views and practice of free speech.

A Self-renewing Society

The Role of Television and Communications Technology

Author: Narain Dass Batra

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819179494

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

View: 1270


Through the broad perspective of the systems theory, the sociobiology of self-renewal and the use of historical-critical research, this book explores the process of continuous dying and re-birth occurring daily in American society, in every society. Conceptualizing the media and communications technology as the collective nervous system of a society can help us in understanding the above-mentioned 'renewing' process. Of interest to professors and students of mass communications, government and public pol information science.

The Bill of Rights, the Courts & the Law

The Landmark Cases that Have Shaped American Society, with Essays and Case Commentary

Author: David Bearinger

Publisher: Virginia Foundation for the

ISBN: 9780966891911

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 1053


This third edition of The Bill of Rights, the Courts, and the Law serves to increase public understanding of the Bill of Rights and the American judicial process by presenting select cases and their underlying issues fairly. It allows readers to examine the various legal arguments with the help of expert commentary, offering the best, most accessible introduction to the Bill of Rights available to a nonscholarly audience.

Encyclopedia of media and politics

Author: Todd Michael Schaefer,Thomas A. Birkland

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: 9781568028354

Category: Law

Page: 344

View: 3293


The topics covered include: - Business and institutional aspects of the media; - Evolution and impact of different media including; - Newspapers; - Broadcast and cable television; - New technologies. - Coverage of and relations with the White House, Congress, political parties, and other political institutions; - Legislation and court cases affecting the media; - Important debates, such as those over media bias and election coverage; - Profiles of organizations and agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission; - Profiles of influential media outlets; - Biographies of important figures.

Suing the Press

Libel, the Media, and Power

Author: Rodney A. Smolla

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195051926

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 716


Examines specific lawsuits against the press and other media in the United States, as well as related economic, cultural, and special consequences and implications, in order to evaluate the shortcomings and virtues of America's media

Ie Media Impact

Author: Shirley Biagi

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495009191

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 396

View: 985


The Media of Mass Communication

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205377756

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

View: 6246


This up-to-date, reader-friendly presentation of the mass media helps instructors use the media to teach the media and explore its excitement, complexity, and impact on our lives. The 2003 Update features up-to-date coverage and analysis of events that have taken place since the last edition was published, including the dramatic events of September 11, 2001. Widely praised for its ability to make learning interesting, Media of Mass Communication excites students as they explore the ever-changing subject of mass communication. The 2003 Update reflects the new reality of mass communication today while retaining the text's extensive coverage of media history, effects, and culture. Every chapter reflects the most current statistics, issues, and challenges facing the media.

Civil rights in America

1500 to the present

Author: Jay A. Sigler

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Law

Page: 710

View: 9587


A collection of articles covers such topics as the experiences of different racial, ethnic, and religious groups; non-ethnic rights enjoyed by all Americans; and court decisions which have effected civil rights

Cases in Civil Liberties

Author: Robert Fairchild Cushman

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Civil rights

Page: 370

View: 1707


A collection of Supreme Court cases that is designed to provide insight into judicial reasoning and methods of arriving at constitutional decisions.