COMS 302

Media Ethics and Law
The course will examine controversial ethical issues related to the media including sensationalism, bias, and deception. It will also cover how the media is regulated, as well as legal issues related to the First Amendment, libel, privacy, copyright, confidentially, obscenity, the right to a fair trial, advertising law the Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Acts.
COMS 200, 202, and COMS majors with junior-level standing.