Written by a working journalist with over 20 years' experience, Law for Journalists is designed to equip you with a solid understanding of the day-to-day legal principles and practices you will need throughout your career.
Suitable for use on courses accredited by the NCTJ and BCTJ, this book is packed full of practical tips and suggestions, making it a must-have guide to media law for journalism students, trainees and working journalists alike.
New to this edition:
Discussion of the first cases brought since the Defamation Act 2013 came into force, highlighting how the new provisions are being interpreted by the courts.
Increased coverage of broadcast and online journalism, and social media.
More detailed focus on the ethical codes of practice used by Ofcom and IPSO.
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 Table of cases Table of European legislation Table of statutory instruments Table of statutes Section 1 LAW AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM Chapter 1 How law is made Chapter 2 The legal system Chapter 3 Criminal courts and procedure Chapter 4 Civil courts and procedure Chapter 5 Human rights and English law Section 2 WRITING ABOUT THE COURTS Chapter 6 Contempt of court Chapter 7 Access to the courts Chapter 8 General reporting restrictions Chapter 9 Reporting restrictions in criminal cases Chapter 10 Reporting restrictions concerning children Chapter 11 Reporting the family court Chapter 12 Reporting inquests Chapter 13 Reporting tribunals, inquiries and insolvency Chapter 14 Challenging reporting restrictions Section 3 DEFAMATION AND MALICIOUS FALSEHOOD Chapter 15 Defamation Chapter 16 Defences and remedies for defamation Chapter 17 Malicious falsehood Section 4 PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY AND COPYRIGHT Chapter 18 Breach of confidence Chapter 19 Privacy Chapter 20 Trespass, harassment and unethical behaviour Chapter 21 Protecting sources and source material Chapter 22 Data protection Chapter 23 Copyright Section 5 CODES OF PRACTICE AND ETHICS Chapter 24 IPSO and the Editors' Code of Practiceof the Press Complaints Commission Chapter 25 The Ofcom Code Section 6 REPORTING GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS Chapter 26 Official secrets Chapter 27 Reporting local government Chapter 28 Reporting elections Chapter 29 Freedom of information Section 7 RACE, RELIGION AND PUBLIC ORDER Chapter 30 Race and religion Glossary