Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Trager’s The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication, Eighth Edition!

Trager’s The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication provides a clear and engaging introduction to media law with comprehensive coverage and analysis for future journalists and media professionals. Grounded in the traditions and rules of law, along with fresh facts and examples, the authors demonstrate how the law functions in everyday life. The Eighth Edition of this bestselling text offers students a new breadth and diversity of material and brings the law to life with cutting-edge research, the latest court and legislative rulings, and a wealth of new content.

Online resources included with this text

The online resources for your text are available via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site, which offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Victoria Smith Ekstrand, Caitlin Ring Carlson, Erin Coyle, Susan Dente Ross and Amy Reynolds for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to GraphicWorld, Inc. for developing the resources on this site.