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The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication is the media law text your students will want to read. Esteemed authors Robert Trager, Susan Dente Ross and Amy Reynolds tailor this text to the needs of future journalists and media professionals. They provide a current and comprehensive survey of media law and its effects on mass communication complete with real-world, landmark court rulings in context, scenarios from significant cases, cutting-edge research, photographs and feature boxes that offer snapshots of media law in practice to spark classroom discussion and encourage critical thinking. This thoroughly revised Fifth Edition includes a sharp focus on how the law applies to newsgathering and dissemination in the digital age. It offers new social media law boxes, new case excerpts and new features to keep students abreast of the latest developments in the law and its application.