COMM 414 Media Law and Ethics

This course provides MSU students who are Communications majors, with a focus on journalism, an introduction to two critical areas of every field of communications -- Media Law and Ethics. Every communicator must have an understanding of what the behavior standards are for them once they are working in their field with other professionals. This class provides an exploration of these two philosophies, each as its own subject of study and later combined as one critical subject area that is an ongoing debate within the entire communications and media industries. This class examines the actions of professional journalists as well as the laws of the United States to provide the student with a firm understanding of the laws that impact the industry.