Law of Public Communication

Choose a topic of your interest in the law of public communication. This will be a researched essay to be submitted by the end of the semester. This essay must have appropriate bibliography (at least five references) and proper footnotes using either APA or MLA format. The research paper should be a minimum of 6 pages and a maximum of 10 pages, double-spaced, 1-inch margin, 12 point font. Plagarism will result in an automatic failure.  Due date: Wednesday, December 8th via email or link in Blackboard.  You must receive confirmation of receipt of your paper via email from me.  Please do not assume I have received it without such confirmation. Your papers will be graded on: Content, including writing quality and comprehensiveness of research (85%); Adherence to complete and proper citation style, grammar, punctuation and spelling. (15%) When writing your paper, please make sure to attribute all direct quotations or block longer quotes. Never write a research paper using first-person pronouns Please provide a cover page with appropriate information-title of your research paper, course, your name, and date. Within your paper, you will have an introduction, a statement regarding your topic and a review of pertinent literature, including major arguments pro and con on your topic. After making an objective—not opinionated—study of the subject, you also are expected to come to some conclusions based on your analysis of the literature. You will use a minimum of 5 acceptable sources—traditional, scholarly sources, such as law journal articles, legal newspapers, cases, statutes and scholarly books, credible web articles, textbook, newspaper articles, encyclopedia, trade magazines, articles. Please feel free to use all of the links listed on your course page. If you are citing to a case, please cite as follows: Name of Case (underlined or italicized), Volume, Reporter, Page where case begins (Year of Decision). Example: Brown v. Bd. Of Education, 100 U.S. 294 (1999) Possible research ideas: Fairness Doctrine-Should it Be Brought Back? Anti-Piracy Laws and the Internet The Citizen US Supreme Court Case and Its Impact on Political Speech Hate Speech-Should it Be Protected Speech? Has the Internet Blurred the Miller Standard for What is Considered Obscenity. Occupy Wall Street and Freedom of Speech. First Amendment Freedom of Speech Cases in the US Supreme Court. To Burn the Flag-Protected Speech?

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