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Trager's The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication

Eighth Edition


June 2023 | 816 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Trager's The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication provides a clear and engaging introduction to media law with comprehensive coverage and analysis for future journalists and media professionals. Grounded in the traditions and rules of law, along with fresh facts and examples, the authors demonstrate how the law functions in everyday life. The Eighth Edition of this bestselling text offers students a new breadth and diversity of material and brings the law to life with cutting-edge research, the latest court and legislative rulings, and a wealth of new content.

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Chapter 1 · The Rule of Law: Law in a Changing Communication and Political Environment
 
Chapter 2 · The First Amendment: Speech and Press Freedoms in Theory and Reality
 
Chapter 3 · Speech Distinctions: Different Categories Trigger Distinct Treatment
 
Chapter 4 · Libel and Emotional Distress: The Plaintiff’s Case
 
Chapter 5 · Libel: Defenses and Privileges
 
Chapter 6 · Protecting Privacy: Conflicts Among the Press, the Government and the Right to Privacy
 
Chapter 7 · Gathering Information: Opportunities and Obstacles
 
Chapter 8 · Overseeing Justice: Speech and Press Freedoms In and About the Courts
 
Chapter 9 · Electronic Media Regulation: From Radio to the Internet
 
Chapter 10 · Obscenity and Indecency: Social Norms and Legal Standards
 
Chapter 11 · Intellectual Property: Protecting and Using Intangible Creations
 
Chapter 12 · Advertising: When Speech and Commerce Converge

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Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • A new breadth, diversity and dynamism of material to provide students with the tools for direct engagement with the law.
  • More than 60 new photographs and dozens of new charts, graphs and tables illustrate key trends and issues.
  • Emerging Law sections in each chapter have been updated to reflect the most pressing issues within each area of law, such as social media regulation, book banning in K-12 schools, and “greenwashing” practices in the sale of food.
  • Revamped International Law, Points of Law, and Real World Law boxes highlight contemporary examples of the law in action or emphasize central concepts of law, and intersections with international law and policy.
  • Increased focus on the historical, theoretical and constitutional foundations of the legal topic to help understand examination of legal evolutions, alterations, and current challenges.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Breakout boxes focus on a single topic to highlight contemporary examples of the law in action or emphasize important rules or concepts and intersections with international law and policy.
    • Real World Law boxes offer contemporary examples of media law in practice.
    • Points of Law boxes underscore key elements of legal tests or provide useful checklists.
    • International Law boxes explore significant global aspects of media law.
  • Emerging Law sections in each chapter reflect the most pressing issues within each area of law.
  • Two Cases for Study at the end of each chapter present carefully edited U.S. Supreme Court decisions introduced by questions that help readers focus on important elements.
  • Key Term Definitions help students understand the specialized language of the law. Definitions for key terms can be accessed in the eBook by simply clicking on the key term. A complete glossary can also be found in the back of the print book.

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