2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 210 - Media Law

Course unit(s): 1
Knowledge of media law and the First Amendment is key for daily consumers of news and the Internet, including print, radio, advertising and electronic media outlets. This course navigates the legal landscape as it relates to communications, including important concepts such as defamation and slander, confidentiality, liability, advertising and privacy. Students will examine the history and case law behind these topics and discuss both real world and hypothetical examples within the changing media and advertising fields. Understanding the delicate balance between the rights of news gatherers and advertisers, and the rights of the subject, will help students become more savy media consumers and professionals.



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