Professor: Dr. Wiebke Reile
Office Hours: By appointment only.
Online Meetings: Skype, FaceTime available in the evening. By appointment.
Email: email@example.com or Wiebke.Reile@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Class: Mondays, 6:30-9:15
|September 5, 2019||Intro to course|
|September 9, 2029||Foundations and The American Legal System, The Courts, and The Constitution|
|September 16, 2019||The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom|
|September 23, 2019||The First Amendment and Contemporary Problems|
|October 7, 2019||Digital Divide, Broadband, and Access to Information|
|October 16, 2019||Libel: Establishing a Case and New York Times Vs. Sullivan|
|October 21, 2019||Libel: Proof of Fault/ Post Sullivan/ Defense and Damages|
|October 28, 2019||Exam|
|November 4, 2019||Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation & Intrusion|
|November 11, 2019||Invasion of Privacy: Publication and False Light|
|November 18, 2019||Data Discrimination|
|November 25, 2019||Regulation of Obscene and Erotic Material|
|December 2, 2019||Copyright|
|December 8, 2019||Regulation of Advertising/ FINAL REVIEW|
|December 16, 2019||Final Exam|
This course uses Open Educational Resources (OERs) “Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials you may use without charge." OER’s reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license, such as a Creative Commons license, that permits their no-cost use, reuse, adaptation, and sharing.
The department seeks to maintain an eye toward the evolution of communications law in the United States, but to also provide students with a thorough understanding of very present-day cases and controversies that students are likely to face in virtually any career in media related fields. Students will be exposed to a vast array of media topics, from the history, adoption and interpretation of the First Amendment, right up to the most recent judicial opinions, statutory enactments and regulatory controversies impacting defamation law; invasion of privacy; the regulation of obscenity; copyright and other areas of intellectual property; and the regulation of advertising; among other media centric topics. The department endeavors to provide students with the most practical preparation on matters affecting speech and all other forms of contemporary expression for future use in, among others, the print, film, television, music, art, advertising and digital media fields (Brooklyn College, 2018).
In-depth industrial and cultural historical overview of the development of electronic mass communication. Historical and legal approaches and methods.
Prerequisite or corequisite: Television and Radio 7701X [701X]; or permission of the deputy chairperson.