New York Times V. Sullivan

Civil Rights, Libel Law, and the Free Press
Author: Kermit L. Hall,Melvin I. Urofsky
Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American
ISBN: 9780700618033
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 222
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Two forefront legal historians examine a classic case from the turbulent civil rights era to trace how the New York Times won a key Supreme Court appeal against an Alabama defamation suit, a victory that established important precedents in the areas of free press while significantly advancing civil rights for African-Americans in the Deep South. Simultaneous.

Gertz V. Robert Welch, Inc

The Story of a Landmark Libel Case
Author: Elmer Gertz
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809318131
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 295
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Elmer Gertz recalls his long battle in what legal scholars regard as the second most important libel case in legal history: Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. Gertz’s ordeal began in Chicago during the violent peace demonstrations of 1968. A youth, Ronald Nelson, was killed by a Chicago policeman, Richard Nuccio. Gertz represented the Nelson family in civil suits against Nuccio and the Chicago police department. After Nuccio was convicted of murder, the John Birch Society published an article in its journal, American Opinion, claiming that Nuccio was framed by Communists. Gertz was targeted as a prime Communist instigator. After reading and studying the article, Gertz filed suit against Robert Welch, Inc., charging that it had defamed him by publishing highly harmful lies impugning his reputation and patriotism. Gertz writes in detail of his landmark case, which involved two trials, two reviews in the court of appeals, and two battles in the Supreme Court. Although the case was finally decided in April 1981, when a U.S. district court jury awarded him $100,000 compensatory damages and $300,000 punitive damages, Gertz did not receive payment until May 1983, after Robert Welch, Inc., had filed two unsuccessful appeals.

Constitutional Law: Rights, Liberties and Justice 8th Edition


Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walk
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452226741
Category: Law
Page: 841
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Judicial decisions never occur in a vacuum û they are influenced by a myriad of political factors. From lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices, Epstein and Walker show how all these dynamics play an integral part in the overall development of constitutional doctrine. Drawing deeply from the spheres of political science and legal studies, the exceperted case material is skillfully analyzed and presented for todayÆs students. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors account for the latest scholarship in the field and offer rock-solid analysis of recent landmark cases, including as all the important opinions handed down through 2011. Building on the successes of the 7th edition, the bookÆs clean layout and design clearly distinguishes between commentary and opinion excerpts. Not only does the design make the book an easier read for students, it effectively showcases photos, justice biographies, and the ôAftermathö and ôGlobal Perspectiveö sidebars. And based on positive user feedback, the authors have added even more Aftermath boxes in this new edition. New cases in the 8th edition: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012) Snyder v. Phelps (2011) Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011) United States v. Jones (2012) Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

The SAGE Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law


Author: William A. Babcock,William H. Freivogel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506317278
Category: Reference
Page: 968
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The SAGE Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law is an authoritative and rigorous two-volume, issues-based reference set that surveys varied views on many of the most contentious issues involving mass media ethics and the law. Divided into six thematic sections covering information from contrasting ethical responsibly and legal rights for both speech and press, newsgathering and access, and privacy to libelous reporting, business considerations, and changing rules with social media and the Internet, the information in this guide is extremely relevant to a variety of audiences. This guide specifically focuses on matters that are likely to be regular front-page headlines concerning topics such as technological threats to privacy, sensationalism in media coverage of high-profile trials, cameras in the courtroom, use of confidential sources, national security concerns and the press, digital duplication and deception, rights of celebrities, plagiarism, and more. Collectively, this guide assesses key contentious issues and legal precedents, noting current ethical and legal trends and likely future directions. Features: Six thematic sections consist of approximately a dozen chapters each written by eminent scholars and practitioners active in the field. Sections open with a general Introduction by the volume editors and conclude with a wrap-up “Outlook” section to highlight likely future trends. Chapters follow a common organizational outline of a brief overview of the issue at hand, historical background and precedent, and presentation of various perspectives (pro, con, mixed) to the issue. “See also” cross references guide readers to related chapters and references and further readings guide users to more in-depth resources for follow-up. This reference guide is an excellent source for the general public, students, and researchers who are interested in expanding their knowledge in mass media and the ethics and law surrounding it.

The Fourth Estate and the Constitution

Freedom of the Press in America
Author: Lucas A. Powe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520080386
Category: History
Page: 357
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In 1964 the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in New York Times v. Sullivan guaranteeing constitutional protection for caustic criticism of public officials, thus forging the modern law of freedom of the press. Since then, the Court has decided case after case affecting the rights and restrictions of the press, yet little has ben written about these developments as they pertain to the Fourth Estate. Lucas Powe's essential book now fills this gap. Lucas A. Powe, Jr., a legal scholar specializing in media and the law, goes back to the framing of the First Amendment and chronicles the two main traditions of interpreting freedom of the press to illuminate the issues that today ignite controversy: How can a balance be achieved among reputation, uninhibited discussion, and media power? Under what circumstance can the government seek to protect national security by enjoining the press rather than attempting the difficult task of convincing a jury that publication was a criminal offense? What rights can the press properly claim to protect confidential sources or to demand access to information otherwise barred to the public? And, as the media grow larger and larger, can the government attempt to limit their power by limiting their size? Writing for the concerned layperson and student of both journalism and jurisprudence, Powe synthesizes law, history, and theory to explain and justify full protection of the editorial choices of the press. The Fourth Estate and the Constitution not only captures the sweep of history of Supreme Court decisions on the press, but also provides a timely restatement of the traditional view of freedom of the press at a time when liberty is increasingly called into question.

Media Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media


Author: Shirley Biagi
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111346364
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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Consistently praised for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, MEDIA/IMPACT focuses students on today’s world of digital mass media industries and support businesses as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technological issues these businesses face every day. Emphasizing the impact of the media on individuals and in today’s society, Biagi grounds her discussion in the business aspects of all the mass media industries, with concise histories of each industry before giving students an insider’s look at what it’s like to work in each business. The 10th edition of this bestseller covers all aspects of the latest communications technology and their impact on society. Included in the 10th Edition are the most current statistics about all the media industries; detailed, illustrated TimeFrames for each industry; and more than 30 new Media/Impact boxed features featuring coverage of the latest media trends and issues. These Media/Impact boxes cover media money, audience, culture, ethics and people as well as the global reach of the mass media business from sources, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Self-renewing Society

The Role of Television and Communications Technology
Author: Narain Dass Batra
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819179494
Category: Social Science
Page: 177
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Through the broad perspective of the systems theory, the sociobiology of self-renewal and the use of historical-critical research, this book explores the process of continuous dying and re-birth occurring daily in American society, in every society. Conceptualizing the media and communications technology as the collective nervous system of a society can help us in understanding the above-mentioned 'renewing' process. Of interest to professors and students of mass communications, government and public pol information science.

Freedom of Speech

Rights and Liberties Under the Law
Author: Kenneth Ira Kersch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576076008
Category: History
Page: 395
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Explores the dynamics of the First Amendment rights in the United States, showing how social, economic, and political changes in this nation affect the views and practice of free speech.

The Bill of Rights, the Courts & the Law

The Landmark Cases that Have Shaped American Society, with Essays and Case Commentary
Author: David Bearinger
Publisher: Virginia Foundation for the
ISBN: 9780966891911
Category: History
Page: 396
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This third edition of The Bill of Rights, the Courts, and the Law serves to increase public understanding of the Bill of Rights and the American judicial process by presenting select cases and their underlying issues fairly. It allows readers to examine the various legal arguments with the help of expert commentary, offering the best, most accessible introduction to the Bill of Rights available to a nonscholarly audience.

Encyclopedia of media and politics


Author: Todd Michael Schaefer,Thomas A. Birkland
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN: 9781568028354
Category: Law
Page: 344
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The topics covered include: - Business and institutional aspects of the media; - Evolution and impact of different media including; - Newspapers; - Broadcast and cable television; - New technologies. - Coverage of and relations with the White House, Congress, political parties, and other political institutions; - Legislation and court cases affecting the media; - Important debates, such as those over media bias and election coverage; - Profiles of organizations and agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission; - Profiles of influential media outlets; - Biographies of important figures.

Suing the Press

Libel, the Media, and Power
Author: Rodney A. Smolla
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195051926
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
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Examines specific lawsuits against the press and other media in the United States, as well as related economic, cultural, and special consequences and implications, in order to evaluate the shortcomings and virtues of America's media

Media/impact

An Introduction to Mass Media
Author: Shirley Biagi
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534597061
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 388
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Consistently praised for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, this revised text introduces students to the basic mass media channels, such as newspapers, magazines, electronic media and the Internet. It includes a focused examination of the history, ethics, cultural and social implications, regulation and technology that surrounds and controls the media. The new edition will engage and excite students even more with the addition of an interactive CD-ROM. Biagi fully immerses students within the media as they learn about the media.

Ie Media Impact


Author: Shirley Biagi
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495009191
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 396
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Guide to the US Supreme Court


Author: David G. Savage,Joan Biskupic
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 1341
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Covers the Court's entire history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions affecting the other branches, the states, individual rights and liberties; and biographies of the justices.

Der Mann im grauen Flanell

Roman
Author: Sloan Wilson
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832187065
Category: Fiction
Page: 446
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Der amerikanische Klassiker in neuer Übersetzung Tom und Betsy Rath sind ein junges Paar, sie haben drei gesunde Kinder, ein schönes Zuhause in einem netten Vorort von New York und ein regelmäßiges, wenn auch nicht üppiges Einkommen. Eigentlich haben sie allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Doch irgendwie sind sie es nicht. Tom pendelt Tag für Tag in die Stadt, wo er einem unspektakulären Bürojob nachgeht – seit er aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt ist, hat er sich ohnehin verändert, ist verschlossen und launisch. Betsy fühlt sich unverstanden. Nach einem Karriereschritt hat Tom bald keine Zeit mehr für sein Privatleben. Ist es das, was Tom wirklich will? Als er auf einen alten Kameraden aus dem Krieg trifft, gerät sein Alltag vollends aus den Fugen, Tom muss sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen und eine Entscheidung treffen, die sein Leben grundsätzlich verändern wird. ›Der Mann im grauen Flanell‹, im Original 1955 veröffentlicht und sofort ein Bestseller, vermittelt wie wenige andere Romane den Geist der fünfziger Jahre. Zu Recht gilt er als moderner Klassiker und verdient es, zusammen mit den Werken von Richard Yates, John Cheever und Raymond Carver genannt zu werden. Der Buchtitel war so treffend, dass er im Englischen zu einem feststehenden Begriff wurde. Nun liegt der Roman in einer zeitgemäßen deutschen Übersetzung vor.

The Media of Mass Communication


Author: John Vivian
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205377756
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 510
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This up-to-date, reader-friendly presentation of the mass media helps instructors use the media to teach the media and explore its excitement, complexity, and impact on our lives. The 2003 Update features up-to-date coverage and analysis of events that have taken place since the last edition was published, including the dramatic events of September 11, 2001. Widely praised for its ability to make learning interesting, Media of Mass Communication excites students as they explore the ever-changing subject of mass communication. The 2003 Update reflects the new reality of mass communication today while retaining the text's extensive coverage of media history, effects, and culture. Every chapter reflects the most current statistics, issues, and challenges facing the media.