Book Description: A unique learning tool for students in journalism and mass communication, A Student's Guide to Mass Communication Law is written for students by a top student. Amber Nieto and her professor John F. Schmitt—who also brings his experience as a lawyer and a journalist—have created an easy-to-read study guide to be used alongside any main textbook on media law or communication law. An outline format allows for quick reference and for instructors to choose material useful to their courses. Including a glossary and the text of the U.S. Constitution, this concise guide covers key areas such as free speech, freedom of the press, censorship, the student press, defamation and libel, privacy, intellectual property, fair trial issues, shield laws, freedom of information, obscenity, electronic media regulation, media ownership, and advertising. A Student's Guide helps students understand textbook material and serves as an ongoing refresher course on the basics of mass communication law and media law.