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Unformatted text preview: 10-2-07 quiz stuff prior restraint - the government cannot prevent an utterance if it is already out pentagon papers - case based upon prior restraint public's right to know outweighed the government's national security government can censor:- what is sexually obscene- what is considered inciting- does it advocate lawlessness? really?- does it promote lawlessness? really?- what would endanger national security sunshine laws - give you access to local government happenings libel - published information about private citizens that is false and damaging. TRUTH IS AN ABSOLUTE DEFENSE AGAINST LIBEL Book readings: Chapter 1- mass media literacy Chapter 10- News Chapter 15- Mass Communication Chapter 20- Mass media law Chapter 21- ethics and the mass media Important things...- A medium is a vehicle for messages- The mass media includes newspapers, magazines, television, the internet, etc.- we are in a state of "demassification"- there are now tons of alternative media options from direct marketing to telemarketing, from...
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- Fall '07
- Mass Media, Johannes Gutenberg, prior restraint public, national security government