Published on December 3, 2015
For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com • Resources: Mass Media Law • Prepare a 1,400 to 1,700-word three-part research paper. Address the specifics within your paper of each of the following questions below as they pertain to Branzburg v. Hayes, Confidentiality, and Shield Laws. o Branzburg v. Hayes (Ch. 9) • What did the court hold in Branzburg regarding a journalist’s right to withhold confidential sources? • How have lower courts interpreted the Branzburg decision based on whether the cases involved civil, criminal, or grand jury proceedings? o Confidentiality (Ch. 10) • Summarize the approach that journalists should take pertaining to promising confidentiality to sources. • What advice should journalists give to sources who demand confidentiality? o Shield Laws (Ch. 10) • There are no uniform shield laws. They vary from state to state and vary between courts. Journalists typically operate at a local level where they may or may not be protected by state shield laws. • What protections do shield laws provide, if any, in addition to federal constitutional protections supporting non-disclosure of news sources? Explain. • Format your paper according to APA standards.