McNae's Essential Law for Journalists (21st Revised edition)

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists (21st Revised edition)

By: Mark Hanna (author), Mike Dodd (author)Paperback

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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for both journalists and media students. Endorsed by the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the essential text for students on journalism courses and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's is unrivalled in its accuracy, detail and ease of use. In this 21st edition, the authors combine fully up-to-date examples and case studies with practical advice to give a clear and accessible guide to media law. It also features new 'at a glance' advice on web-related journalism. The new edition is accompanied by an extensive website that includes multiple choice questions, additional chapters, interactive testing resources and checklists and comments on topical issues. With its easy-access summaries, clear cross-references and practical advice, McNae's continues to meet the needs of busy journalists who need quick and reliable answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work while also providing students with authoritative coverage of key media law topics. Online resource centre McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is complemented by a free to use website featuring the following resources: Updates from the authors Downloadable glossary Self-marking multiple choice questions and chapter-related questions Downloadable checklists Additional chapters Weblinks

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Mark Hanna is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and Chair of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board. Mike Dodd is the Press Association's legal advisor. He is a qualified lawyer with nearly 40 years' experience as a working journalist.


INTRO SECTION: UK MEDIA LAW LANDSCAPE, REGULATION AND ETHICS ; 1. Introduction ; 2. PCC System ; 3. Broadcast regulation ; PART 1: CRIME, COURTS AND TRIBUNALS ; 4. Crime: media coverage prior to any court case ; 5. Crimes: categories and definitions ; 6. Magistrates courts: summary cases ; 7. Magistrates courts: the most serious criminal cases ; 8. Criminal cases in the Crown courts and appeal courts ; 9. Juveniles in criminal, ASBO, and drink ban proceedings ; 10. Sexual offences ; 11. Other court reporting restrictions ; 12. Civil courts ; 13. Family courts ; 14. Open justice and access to court information ; 15. Challenging the courts ; 16. Coroners' courts ; 17. Tribunals and public inquiries ; 18. Contempt of court ; PART 2: DEFAMATION AND RELATED LAW ; 19. Defamation ; 20. What the claimant must prove ; 21. Defences ; 22. The Reynolds defence ; 23. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 ; 24. Malicious falsehoods ; PART 3: CONFIDENTIALITY, PRIVACY AND COPYRIGHT ; 25. Breach of confidence ; 26. Privacy incl. children and privacy - amalgamated ; 27. The Data Protection Act 1998 ; 28. Copyright ; PART 4: INFORMATION AND EXPRESSION: RIGHTS, SOURCES, AND BOUNDARIES ; 29. Freedom of Information Act 2000 ; 30. Other information rights and access to meetings ; 31. Reporting elections ; 32. Official secrets ; 33. The journalist's sources ; 34. Terrorism and the effect of counter-terrorism law ; 35. The incitement of hate ; PART 5: PHOTOGRAPHY, FILMING AND VIDEOING ; 36. Photography, filming and videoing ; PART 6: NORTHERN IRELAND AND SCOTLAND ; 37. Northern Ireland ; 38. Scotland ; APPENDIX 1: EXTRACTS FROM THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ; APPENDIX 2: THE PRESS COMPLAINTS COMMISSION EDITORS' CODE OF PRACTICE ; APPENDIX 3: OFCOM CODE

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  • publication date: 29/03/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780199608690
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 540
  • ID: 9780199608690
  • weight: 678
  • ISBN10: 0199608695
  • edition: 21st Revised edition

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