Media Law Reporter® is the only weekly reporting service focusing exclusively on federal and state media law.

Expert News & Commentary

Stay fully informed with news reports on recently enacted legislation, important legal decisions, conferences, and other significant developments. Media Law Reporter® gives you access to the full text of media law cases issued by all levels of federal and state courts, as well as bench rulings and trial court decisions not found in other services. Never miss out on relevant media law decision with e-mail alerts.

Trusted Legal Analysis

Reduce research time with explanatory headnotes prepared by our experienced lawyer-editors, summarizing the points of law addressed in each opinion.


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Timesaving Tools

Use Bloomberg Law’s exclusive classification system and powerful Web search engine with intuitive navigation to focus on the cases and information you need. Find decisions using the new Headnote Finder feature on the web edition, which lets you see all the headnotes for a specific point of law, sorted by classification number, court, and date.

Topics Covered

  • Commercial speech
  • Copyright
  • Courtroom access
  • Defamation
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • First Amendment
  • Free press
  • Freedom of Information Acts
  • Hidden camera investigations
  • Libel
  • Media ownership
  • New media
  • Newsgathering torts
  • Newsrack ordinances
  • Obscenity
  • Prior restraints
  • Privacy
  • Reporters’ privilege
  • Right of access
  • Right of publicity
  • Slander
  • State "shield" laws
  • Student publishing
  • Third-party liability
  • Wiretap laws


Product Structure

Decisions: full text of judicial and administrative opinions and rulings, with headnotes. 

Notification: current reports providing news and developments.


Formats and Frequency

Updated weekly.
Email alerts on media law decisions as needed.