Law for Journalists (5th edition)

Law for Journalists (5th edition)

By: Frances Quinn (author)Paperback

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Accessible, relevant and comprehensive, Law for Journalists is the must-have guide to media law for journalism students, trainees and working journalists alike. This popular text is specifically structured for journalism courses, including those accredited by the NCTJ and BJTC. Offering practical guidance and an engaging insight into the law as it relates to journalists, this new edition adds to the strong reputation of this text.

About Author

Frances Quinn is an award-winning journalist who specialises in legal affairs. She is also the co-author of a number of popular student legal texts in the Elliott and Quinn series (Pearson).

Contents

Acknowledgements xii Legal tables xiii Section 1 Law and The Legal System 1 Chapter 1 How law is made 3 Chapter 2 The legal system 11 Chapter 3 Criminal courts and procedure 18 Chapter 4 Civil courts and procedure 43 Chapter 5 Human rights and English law 53 Section 2 Writing about the Courts 61 Chapter 6 Contempt of court 63 Chapter 7 Access to the courts 97 Chapter 8 General reporting restrictions 113 Chapter 9 Reporting restrictions in criminal cases 126 Chapter 10 Reporting restrictions concerning children 149 Chapter 11 Reporting the family court 165 Chapter 12 Reporting inquests 187 Chapter 13 Reporting tribunals and inquiries 194 Chapter 14 Challenging reporting restrictions 203 Section 3 Defamation and Malicious Falsehood 211 Chapter 15 Defamation 213 Chapter 16 Defences and remedies for defamation 245 Chapter 17 Malicious falsehood 278 Section 4 Privacy, Confidentiality and Copyright 283 Chapter 18 Breach of confidence 285 Chapter 19 Privacy 299 Chapter 20 Trespass, harassment and unethical behaviour 321 Chapter 21 Protecting sources and source material 328 Chapter 22 Data protection 344 Chapter 23 Copyright 358 Section 5 Codes of Practice and Ethics 379 Chapter 24 IPSO and the Editors' Code of Practice of the Press Complaints Commission 381 Chapter 25 The Ofcom Code 389 Section 6 Reporting Government and Business 407 Chapter 26 Official secrets 409 Chapter 27 Reporting local government 416 Chapter 28 Reporting elections 428 Chapter 29 Freedom of information 434 Chapter 30 Writing about business 450 Section 7 Race, Religion and Public Order 461 Chapter 31 Race and religion 463 Section 8 Photography 469 Chapter 32 Photography 471 Appendix 1 Editors' Code of Practice of the PCC 478 Appendix 2 The Ofcom Broadcasting Code 482 Appendix 3 Defamation Act 1996 516 Glossary 523 Further reading 528 Index 530

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781292017754
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9781292017754
  • weight: 958
  • ISBN10: 1292017759
  • edition: 5th edition

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