Media Law & Ethics

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Media Law and Ethics
Sample syllabus

Who: Prof. Bill Kovarik, Ph.D.

What:  Fall 2015  

What you will learn in this class:

  • What freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly means in the US and the world.
  • How US law protects you and your ability to act responsibly and ethically.  Avoiding harm is not enough. You want to respect and protect freedom and you need to rely on the law to help you.
  • How to avoid doing harm in your work. You will learn how to recognize and avoid defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement and other legal pitfalls.
  • How to appreciate the strengths and flaws of media law, both in the US and internationally.






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