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The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press, Amy Gajda

Label
The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press
Title
The First Amendment bubble
Title remainder
how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press
Statement of responsibility
Amy Gajda
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In determining the news that's fit to print, U.S. courts have traditionally declined to second-guess professional journalists. But in an age when news, entertainment, and new media outlets are constantly pushing the envelope of acceptable content, the consensus over press freedoms is eroding. The First Amendment Bubble examines how unbridled media are endangering the constitutional privileges journalists gained in the past century. For decades, judges have generally affirmed that individual privacy takes a back seat to the public's right to know. But the growth of the Internet and the resulting market pressures on traditional journalism have made it ever harder to distinguish public from private, news from titillation, journalists from provocateurs. Is a television program that outs criminals or a website that posts salacious videos entitled to First Amendment protections based on newsworthiness? U.S. courts are increasingly inclined to answer no, demonstrating new resolve in protecting individuals from invasive media scrutiny and enforcing their own sense of the proper boundaries of news. This judicial backlash now extends beyond ethically dubious purveyors of infotainment, to mainstream journalists, who are seeing their ability to investigate crime and corruption curtailed. Yet many--heedless of judicial demands for accountability--continue to push for ever broader constitutional privileges. In so doing, Amy Gajda warns, they may be creating a First Amendment bubble that will rupture in the courts, with disastrous consequences for conventional news.--Book jacket
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gajda, Amy,
Dewey number
342.7308/53
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Freedom of the press
  • Freedom of information
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Paparazzi
Label
The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press, Amy Gajda
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-292) and index
Contents
An introduction -- Legal protections for news and truthful information : the past -- Legal protections for news and truthful information : the present -- The devolution of mainstream journalism -- The rise, and lows, of quasi-journalism -- The new old legal call for privacy -- The First Amendment bubble, absolutism, and hazardous growth -- Drawing difficult lines
Control code
ocn897599796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674735705
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897599796
Label
The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press, Amy Gajda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-292) and index
Contents
An introduction -- Legal protections for news and truthful information : the past -- Legal protections for news and truthful information : the present -- The devolution of mainstream journalism -- The rise, and lows, of quasi-journalism -- The new old legal call for privacy -- The First Amendment bubble, absolutism, and hazardous growth -- Drawing difficult lines
Control code
ocn897599796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674735705
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897599796

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