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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Earl R Hutchison  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Virden, Illinois

-- Earl R Hutchison on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Virden, Illinois and attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Professor and Director of the Communication Program at Tennessee Technological University.

Published Works

  • Growing Up on the Illinois Prairie During the Great Depression And the Coal Mine Wars: A Portrayal of the Way Life Was, Edwin Mellen Press , 2006
  • Writing for Mass Communication , Longman Publishing Group, 1996
  • Mass Media and the Law: Freedom and Restraint (Government & Communication), John Wiley & Sons , 1970

Selected Titles At Your Library

Growing up on the Illinois prairie during the Great Depression and the coal mine wars :
ISBN: 0773460047. OCLC Number:

Edwin Mellen Press,. Lewiston, N.Y. :. ©2006.

Writing for mass communication /
ISBN: 0801312353. OCLC Number:

Longman Publishers USA,. White Plains, N.Y. :. ©1996.

Mass media and the law :
ISBN: 0471158518. OCLC Number:

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The papers and articles collected in this volume examine the relationship between government, business conglomerates, and the mass media and discuss the effect of this relationship on the flow of information. Separate sections are devoted to: the "right to know"; the effect of media barons on the flow of news; the "right of access"; the sometimes conflicting guarantees of the First and the Sixth Amendments; invasion of privacy; libel; obscenity; the impact of such Federal agencies as the Post Office, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission; and copyright laws. At the end of each section relevant books, articles, and court decisions are noted. In the concluding section of the book, the editors summarize their position by stating that the changing nature of the communications process demands that the law must not only protect the media's right of access to information, but must also forbid the arbitrary denial of space in which to present divergent opinions.

Speaking Engagements

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