Media Law is an essential and accessible introduction to the subject that will assist media; journalism and law students understand key concepts and aid their revision. This book, designed to complement existing textbooks will advise readers on how best to utilise the vast and ever growing array of information at their disposal. The tone and level of this guide makes it easy to follow and should prove invaluable in helping students construct assessed coursework. Established principles and contemporary developments in media law are covered and include:
" Privacy and Confidentiality
" Contempt of Court
" Reporting Restrictions
" Freedom of Expression
" Recent statutory and Case Law developments.
Readers are shown how to research, identify and crucially apply media law principles to meet their needs and those of their examiners.
This book is part of the SAGE Course Companion Series. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer an introduction to the subject and encourage students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates.
Duncan Bloy taught Media Law at Cardiff University's School for Journalism for six years in the 1990s and then left to work in South Asia. He returned in 2003 and rejoined the school to teach the Postgraduate Diploma In Journalism. He also tutors in Press and Broadcasting Law to LLB students in the Cardiff Law School.
Introduction PART ONE: MEDIA LAW: THE BASICS Thinking Like a Lawyer? Categorisation Themes Thinking Like a Journalist Conclusion PART TWO: CURRICULUM IN A NUTSHELL Introduction An Indicative Syllabus Introductory Themes Defamation Reporting Restrictions Contempt of Court Protection of Sources Privacy and Breach of Confidentiality Elements of Intellectual Property Law PART THREE: STUDY AND REVISION SKILLS Introduction Lectures Seminars and Tutorials Terminology Essay Writing Revision Hints and Tips Examination Hints and Tips Good Luck PART FOUR: CASE NOTES Introduction European Case Law Case Law from the USA English Case Law Contempt of Court: Prejudicial Reporting