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Media Law in Illinois: A Reporter's Handbook

Media Law in Illinois: A Reporter's Handbook

College journalists in Illinois often need easy-to-understand information about legal issues such as libel, privacy, copyright, or access to information.   A new book written by James Tidwell, an attorney and professor of journalism at Eastern Illinois University, fills the bill.

Professor Tidwell has worked with college student media for more than 30 years, has conducted hundreds of legal workshops at college media conferences around the country, including meetings of the Illinois College Press Association and the Illinois Community College Press Association.

•   The book makes a great newsroom reference manual when legal questions arise.
•   The book is ideal as a supplementary textbook in classes on writing and reporting.

Table of Contents: 

Chapter 1: Libel
Chapter 2: Invasion of Privacy
Chapter 3: Infliction of Emotional Distress, Trespass, Eavesdropping
Chapter 4: Illinois Open Meetings Act
Chapter 5: Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Other Access Statutes
Chapter 6: Reporters’ Privilege: Protection of News Sources
Chapter 7: Media and the Courts
Chapter 8: Copyright