Exploring where the law ends and ethics begin, each chapter includes a discussion of the ethical dimensions of a specific legal topic. The Fourth Edition includes new legal cases and emerging issues in media law and ethics as well as revised subject and case indices. In addition to a separate chapter devoted exclusively to media ethics by Michael Farrell, a new chapter on international and foreign law by Dr. Kyu Ho Youm has also been added. Resources on the companion website include updated PowerPoint presentations and a sample syllabus for instructors, and a glossary, chapter review questions, chapter quizzes, and all seven of the book’s original appendices for students.
An excellent integration of both law and ethics, this is the ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in media law and ethics.
Michael D. Murray is University of Missouri Board of Curators' Professor and Chair of the Faculty Senate and University Assembly at University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Sources and Types of American Law
The U.S. Legal System
The Judicial System
Ethical Dilemmas, Issues, and Concerns in Mass Communication, Mike Farrell
Corporate and Commercial Speech
Electronic Mass Media and Telecommunications
Indecency, Obscenity, and Pornography
Right of Privacy
Press and Public Access to the Judicial Processes, Records, Places, and Meetings
International and Foreign Law, Kyu Ho Youm