Ad placed on MLK, L.B. Sullivan sued because of "inaccurate statements" won $500,000, Supreme Court reversed decision and said that only errors are made with malice, with knowledge that there are errors or with reckless disregard for accuracy.
When did the right to print be come an accepted principle in America?
U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights
Media in Economy
Media occurs through newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV.
Media in policital process
Candidates can pay for ads, get feedback from media.
The Gatekeeping Function
Someone must decide whether or not to use the item and what emphasis to give to it.