Media Access (Week 05-02)

Media Access (Week 05-02) - • A few lower courts have...

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2 Access and the Constitution The Supreme Court has not extended a  citizen’s Constitutional right of access  beyond court proceedings. Therefore, journalists depend on statutes  to gain access to government records and  meetings. ***BUSINESSES use the freedom of info  act more than journalists. 
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3 The Supreme Court Supreme Court has established three principles: No guarantee to obtain information Journalists have no greater rights to access to  information than anyone else The need for access to information will sometimes be  balanced- privacy, national security,  Journalists don’t have any more access to even crime  scenes. They can ask you who you voted for outside of  booths. 
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4 Lower Federal Courts
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Unformatted text preview: • A few lower courts have noted First Amendment rights in public places • The lower courts have said the First Amendment bars the government … • Discrimination in news distribution •- they can restrict cameras 5 Access to Events • Public property • Several courts have recognized a common-right law for everyone to observe • But, public officials can deny access to public property • Charges: criminal trespass, obstruction or resisting arrest 6 Quasi-Public Property • Media access to quasi-public places is less secure than public property • Quasi-public property is land that serves a public purpose but is not available for use by the general public • So, media, and the public, have no special access to these locales...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course JOUR 618 taught by Professor Reinardy during the Spring '09 term at Kansas.

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