As every student of mass communication law is aware, most of the law with which journalists deal on a day-to-day basis originates not in our nation's capital but in the statehouse. This is true even though the U.S. Supreme Court has "federalized" much of mass communication law, setting standards for the states to follow. Because these standards allow for differences of opinion and approach, laws affecting freedom of expression still vary significantly from state to state, and even more today than when Dewey Benefield published Georgia Laws and Cases Affecting Newspapers in 1955. This book has been developed as a comprehensive survey of key mass communication law issues and problems in the state of Georgia. Like its first and second editions, it is a primer or introduction to mass communication law in Georgia and a supplement to other texts which discuss mass communication law from a national perspective.