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Blog, and Final Exam

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Hey All,

Our exam is next week, so see the info embedded below.

I have started responding and will continue to respond to blog throughout the week. EVERYONE will have a response before the exam.

If you believe you were given a grade in error, feel free to contact me.  I believe I am more than fair but mistakes do get made.

I hope you enjoyed the class as much as I did.

As a parting gift, see below.

See you next week!

Professor Dunphy













1165 Final Exam Study Guide

Chapters 10, 11, 14 & 15

This is a guide – not the answers.


Burning or defacing the American flag/First Amendment

Seditious libel/The Alien and Sedition Act

All the acts from media law – Comstock, etc.

Legal terms and the law from that chapter. Examples of it, what it accomplishes or doesn’t.

(De)Regulation, The Fairness Doctrine, Equal Opportunity Rule

Know about prior restraint, obscenity, indecency, The Communications Decency Act of 1996, The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Copyright law, privacy law, libel law, slander

News stuff like newsreels, radio info, and newspapers – know the years 1909, 1920, 1940, 1980 and 1995

Early beginning of news and broadcasts

What are embedded journalists, stringers, anchors, correspondents, citizen journalism.

Fox News, CNN, 24 hour news, news values, pegs and examples for it – like proximity, prominence, conflict, novelty, and human interest

Details on terms from the internet chapter – but definitely not limited to servers, software, hardware, hyperlink, packet switching, etc.

Be prepared to match the terms and definitions from the internet chapter

Match the Internet development and years – 1969-2006

Ethics matching such as ombudsmen and others… as well as the philosophical backgrounds with their










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