A unique learning tool for students in journalism and mass communication, A Student's Guide to Mass Communication Law is written for students by a top student. Amber Nieto and her professor John Schmitt-who also brings his experience as a lawyer and a journalist-have created an easy-to-read study guide to be used alongside any main textbook on media law or communication law.
Amber Nieto is a 2003 graduate of Texas State University at San Marcos. John F. Schmitt is assistant professor of mass communication at Texas State University at San Marcos.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Sources of the Law Chapter 3 2 Origin of American Free Speech and Free Press Chapter 4 3 Censorship or "Prior Restraint" Chapter 5 4 The Student Press in America Chapter 6 5 Injury to Reputation: Defamation Chapter 7 6 The Right of Privacy Chapter 8 7 Intellectual Property Chapter 9 8 Prejudicial Publicity and Fair Trial Issues Chapter 10 9 Reporters, Shield Laws, and Other Protections Chapter 11 10 Transparency and Freedom of Information Chapter 12 11 Obscenity and America Chapter 13 12 Regulation of Electronic Media Chapter 14 13 Issues Affecting Media Ownership Chapter 15 14 The Law of Advertising Chapter 16 Glossary Chapter 17 Constitution of the United States of America