Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media

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Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2001 - Freedom of speech - 546 pages
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Attorney, communications executive, and former communications professor Zelezny explains the legal principles that influence mass communication for students who plan to work in the media. The author uses an informal approach to discuss the history, ethics, social customs, and legal philosophy involv

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John D. Zelezny, an attorney and senior public relations executive, has extensive experience in both academia and the professional world of communications. His varied career began as a small-town newspaper reporter in the 1970s, later encompassed 15 years as a professor of media law and journalism at three West Coast universities, and eventually led to his employment as a corporate executive and strategic communications adviser to CEOs and boards of directors. He is a member of the State Bar of California, and currently serves as senior vice president and chief communications officer for Community Medical Centers in Fresno, Calif. He is a frequent lecturer on communications law and the author of complex First Amendment problems for law-school advocacy competitions. Mr. Zelezny holds degrees from Humboldt State University and the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law.

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