Mass Communication Law in Rhode Island

Mass Communication Law in Rhode Island

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Title: Mass Communication Law in Rhode Island
Author: Linda Lotridge Levin
Description: MASS COMMUNICATION LAW IN RHODE ISLAND brings between two covers a valuable reference to state law affecting communication professionals and students. Written for the layperson, it examines issues that occur in daily news-gathering activities, such as libel, open records, and reporter privilege.

Media law is consistently evolving, and Rhode Island law is no exception. With timely updates covering this dynamic field, Mass Communication Law in Rhode Island will earn its place on every media professional's desk.

 

Contents:
  1. The Courts in Rhode Island
  2. Media Rights in Rhode Island: The First Amendment and Parallel State Statute
  3. Defamation in Rhode Island
  4. Invasion of Privacy in Rhode Island
  5. Obscenity in Rhode Island
  6. The Regulation of Advertising in Rhode Island
  7. Rhode Island's Newsperson's Privilege
  8. The Media and the Judiciary in Rhode Island
  9. Acess to Public Records in Rhode Island
  10. Open Meetings in Rhode Island
 
About the Author: Linda Lotridge Levin is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, where her courses include mass media law. She holds a BA in journalism from Michigan State University and an MS in journalism from Boston University. She is a former reporter and editor for The Providence Journal and a freelance writer and columnist whose specialties have included medicine, American history and law. She is the author of To Understand: The history of a 10-year dialogue between New England and Soviet editors, published in 1993 by The Boston Globe.
 
Details: [1998] ISBN: 1-58107-007-1 (102 pages soft cover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches)