Media Law


Law 269

3

Upper-Level

None

No

Yes

This course explores the wide range of legal and policy issues raised by governmental limitations on and regulation of communications media, including newspapers, broadcast media, cable and the Internet. We will address the core concepts of freedom of expression and their application to a variety of news gathering and publication contexts. Topics covered will include the law governing defamation, invasions of privacy, access to government information and judicial proceedings, the regulation of broadcast and online media, the reporter's privilege, and the press and national security. Throughout the course we will pay particular attention to the applicability of current legal doctrine to speech on the Internet.



Mandatory: None

Recommended: First Amendment




D. Ardia

Fall
UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


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