Media, Corporate Responsibility and the Law
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDM 5306
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
  • Media Studies
  • Media & Management
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?
Course Open to: Degree Students


Not open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.