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MCOM 4371. Mass Media Law And Ethics. 3 Hours.

This course will examine legal and ethical concepts as they apply to broadcast and cable television, radio, print media, and Internet-based publishing. It will focus on the evolution of the American legal system with specific attention to state statutes, regulatory agencies, ethical issues, and precedent-setting cases as they relate to free speech, open records, privacy, libel, copyright, and obscenity laws.
Prerequisite: Either 12 hours of MCFL or 12 hours of MCJR or 12 hours of MCPA or 12 hours of MCPD; or MCOM 1332 and 12 additional hours of MCOM.