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JRN 3101: Journalism and the Law

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This guide narrows down our resources to those you're most likely to need in this class, Journalism and the Law.  As you know, it's chiefly a class about the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech.  That Amendment reads,

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Journalism and the Law's description in the course catalog reads:

"This course should improve students' writing and critical-thinking skills and help them understand the legal foundation for freedom of speech and press in America. Students will discuss First Amendment cases, and their ethical implications, to better understand how judicial values are linked to the professional lives of journalists and the free-expression rights of citizens."

PLEASE NOTE that Temple Libraries does not have the course's textbook, Communications and the Law, edited by W. Wat Hopkins, either in physical or e-book form.

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