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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BRC 319 - Mass Media and the Law

2009-2010 Catalog Year

A study of the mass media and the law, the freedoms and rights afforded to the various media via the First Amendment, and the control exercised by various governmental and societal agencies over the media. The course will examine the rights and social responsibilities of the media through the exercise of a free press, the rights and protections afforded to individuals, the ethics of the press, journalistic integrity, and pressures upon the media from governmental and economic sources. The course will examine the differences between print and electronic models and the differences in the rights afforded to these entities.

PREREQ: BRC 108 and junior standing or instructor permission.