[SOLVED] digitial media law
Im trying to learn for my Law class and Im stuck. Can you help?
I will expect you to think critically about First Amendment rights as you develop these essays. Four cases will be presented after these instructions. You are to write your essay on only one of the cases for Essay 1 and one of the remaining 3 for Essay 2. In the first paragraph, describe the dilemma you have, the situation you are in. In your essays, address the questions posed following the scenario, but make it all flow as though those questions are thoughts you have and know that they must be considered in arriving at a solution to your journalistic dilemma. Do not list the questions within your essay and then answer them individually. You must fully justify the path you choose. In other words, whether you choose a solution that is provided to you within the case scenario or another one you have come up with on your own, you must explain completely why you have made this choice. Refer to at least two previously decided cases (precedents) as partial support for your decision. Remember: The First Amendment is NOT a precedent. Do not start off writing the scenario as it appears in this assignment simply to add words to your essay. You must begin by briefly explaining the dilemma you are facing. Remember: The reader of your paper doesnt know what the assignment is. Your paper must be submitted to Turn-ItIn by the deadlines above to receive full credit. Do your own work. I have caught many students plagiarizing the work of previous students, and it did not end well. Turn-It-In has all papers submitted for this assignment for the past six years in its repository, and I have them, also.
Specifications: Use this list as your checklist before you submit through Turn-It-In! Points will be taken off if you do not follow this checklist! You must write this on your own. This is not a group project!
____ 650900 words (This is a firm minimum and maximum number of wordsnot one word fewer nor one word more.) ____ 12-pt. Times New Roman, double spaced ____ 1-inch margins on all four sides of page ____ Contact info and name in header on every page; you MUST include your email address!! ____ Indent paragraphs ½ inch with NO extra spacing between paragraphs ____ Include page numbers ____ Do not submit PDFs. I cannot correct them. _____ Include a reference/bibliography section.
The cases follow:
How much information should you report?
THE SCENARIO: You are a reporter for a local newspaper. You come back to the office one day to find several staff members discussing this story:
Two teenagers have been killed in an automobile accident. The driver, who survived, had been drinking prior to the accident. The two girls in the back seat, both of whom were killed, were nude at the time of the accident. Your colleague, another reporter, is pushing for all the known facts to be reported. But the editor argues that the fact of the girls nudity should not be revealed; he claims that such information will just be an additional insult to their parents, who already are suffering from the girls deaths. Ask: Do you have a right to publish: The fact that the driver was drinking? The fact that the girls were nude at the time of the accident? Would it be responsible to publish these facts in reporting the accident? Brainstorm ALONE about things to consider in deciding whether to report this information: Do we have all the facts? Has anyone interviewed the survivor? Does the newspaper have a policy on printing names of sexual-assault victims? Will publishing the information help anyone else?