Media, Corporate Responsibility and the Law

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Media Corporate Responsibility

Spring 2021

Taught By: Lynn Oberlander

Section: A

CRN: 3629

Credits: 3

This course will provide an overview of media law, including constitutional, regulatory and statutory schemes. The course will be organized into thematic sections, described more fully below, and discussion will be augmented by publishing court opinions and audiovisual materials, as well as guest speakers from the media industry. By the end of the course, the students should be aware of the legal framework for the media industry generally, as well as the different manner in which the law treats print, broadcast, cable, and the Internet. Throughout the class, we will focus on the interplay between the corporate ownership of mass media, the government, and the ramifications for the fourth estate. Does the label "news" unfairly protect plainly commercial enterprises from the costs and risks that other businesses face?

This section is open to Master of Science and graduate certificate Media Management students only. All other graduate students may request access three weeks before the start of the course by emailing mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:50pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021