Media Law Resources

Student Media offers workshops in media law and ethics in the fall and winter quarters. In addition, you may find these online resources to be helpful. Below you can find the Media Law quiz.


Media Law

This seminar for print and broadcast students, taught by media attorney Jim Wagstaffe, covers the legal basics: the First Amendment, libel and slander, copyright, and privacy issues. All signers must attend the Media Law seminar or complete the online quiz before your organization may produce. Although, signers are the only ones required to attend the seminar, organization members are encouraged to attend and leaders are responsible for making sure organization members understand the laws surrounding media production.


Ethics Seminars

Offered in Winter Quarter, this workshop invites you to engage some of the current pressing questions that challenge contemporary media organizations. Led by media attorney Jim Wagstaffe, this workshop’s interactive design includes exercises and “ripped-from-the-headlines” scenarios to explore these issues.

Diversity & Media Workshops

Media gives its creators a megaphone, access to resources, and the power to change our world. In these activity-based workshops, we’ll reflect on why diversity in media matters, and what we can do about it. Developed by students, staff, and alumni each year, these workshops focus are current events and explore the many different perspectives in the media landscape.