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