1. Inductive: Legal rule arrived at after consideration of great number of previous cases
Deductive: expands the existing rules for the court to follow in deciding the legal situation
2. If the question presented is one pure
1. Every person may freely speak, write, or publish his sentiments on all subjects, being
responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the
liberty of speech or of the press.
3. Oklahomas Supreme Court h
What is journalists privilege? How does it exist in Oklahoma? What competing social values are
balanced in cases involving journalists privilege?
- Journalists privilege protects reporters under certain circumstances from being
What must a public figure or public official prove to win an intentional infliction of emotional
distress lawsuit? (Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, 1988)
1. What were the facts of the case?
a. The Court applied the actual malice standard s
1. There are 3 major differences between trial courts and appellate courts:
a. Witnesses and Exhibits: Trial courts are where the cases start. In trial court, both sides
present their evidence and most of it comes from witnesses and exhibits (items or
1. The state action requirement stems from the fact that the constitutional amendments which
protect individual rights (especially the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment) are mostly
phrased as prohibitions against government action. For example, the Fi
Truth as a defense, including:
Why is truth a defense?
- Under Oklahomas libel statutes, truth is an affirmative defense against libel claims,
meaning that the journalist would have to prove that the defamatory statement was true.
If the jury determines t
1. Print: receives the greatest First Amendment protection; non-regulation model
- not licensed by the government.
- content not subject to government oversight.
Broadcast: least First Amendment protection; substantial government regulation, such as
What must plaintiffs prove?
- The plaintiff must prove that the media defendants statement:
- was highly offensive to a reasonable person
- contained private facts about the plaintiffs life
- was a public disclosure of private facts, and
- was not of legi
1. No. It only offers absolute protection for:
a. Political speech, including criticism about the government itself (not members of the
government). A government cant sue for libel, but a public official can.
b. Broadcasters fulfilling equal time requirem
MC 1143 Notes
Exam 2: Thursday March 9th
1. Chapter 6: Newspapers
2. Chapter 7: Audio
3. Chapter 8: Movies
Study guide is not available on d2l.
- Grew out of folk, hillbilly, and old timely music
- Songs often relay a story about people in s
March 29, 2017
Assignment #2 Song Analysis
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd is a song I can listen to over and over again and find
new meanings in it. As far as lyrics, Pink Floyd pushed the envelope on what people
Bryce Patrick Jones
History of Jazz MUSI 2773
November 18, 2016
B.B. King The King of Blues
B.B. King is a renown American Blues songwriter, singer, electric guitarists, and record
producer. He was born on September 16th, 1925 on a cotton
February 21, 2017
Writing Assignment 4: Newspapers in the Future
How will Newspapers look in the Future? Will they still be relevant? Can convergence
play a role in how they will look? These are all great and prominent questions in tod
Critical Needs Scholarship
I love it here at OSU. I am a sophomore and have received a 4.0 GPA on all of my 52
hours I have taken here. I am a hard worker and also am involved around campus. Coming into
freshman year I was extre
Most Influential Person
I have had the pleasure of knowing a lot of great and influential people in my short
nineteen years, a lot of them being professors and workers here at Oklahoma State University.
The most influential pers
Newspapers: The Rise and Decline of Modern Journalism
Penny Press and Mass Circulation
New York Sun launched by printer Benjamin Day in 1833
Price is a penny per copy
Increased literacy, rising middle class, improved printing
New definition of news: f
First black newspaper Freedoms Journal operates from 1827 to 1829
40 newspapers between 1827 and 1865
5,500 newspapers started since 1827, average life span is 9 years
Offered oppositional viewpoint
Sound Recording & Popular Music
Edisons phonograph, 1877
Berliners gramophone, 1887
Nickelodeons, 1890s (cylinders)
The Victrola, 1906 (first disc player)
Popular Music Content: Sentiment and Innovation
John Philip Sousa
Books and the Power of the Word
Colonial America: Religious themes; sentimental fiction; political pamphlets.
Penny Press Era: Impact of printing technology and growth of literacy
The Paperback Boom: Dime novels
Early 20th Century: Commerciali
The Pioneers: Radley Metzger
An American filmmaker who shot in Europe
Metzger brought them into the art house. His films were not geared for the trench coat
crowd, but for those who wanted to experience intelligent erotica that had characters,
Tracing Magazine Development
Colonial Period: Aimed at educated, urban, literate audiences
After the Revolution: Political, and topical articles
Penny Press Era: Written for the middle class
Magazine Boom: Available money; better printing lowere
First Amendment Tests
Know the definitions and rules. Be able to correctly recognize
and apply them in hypothetical situations
Is the First Amendment absolute?
No, only absolute protection for;
1. Political speech, including criticism about the
Internships and the Law
What do the acronyms FLSA and WHD stand for?
FLSA = Fair Labor Standards Act, WHD= Wages and Hour
Interns in the for-profit private sector who qualify as
employees rather than trainees typically must be paid
MC 4163 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE
D2L: Copyright in General; Copyright Basics; What Does Copyright Protect?; How to Prove Copyright
Infringement; Proving a Violation of a Copyright; Fair Use
Know the definitions and rules. Be able to correctly reco