Media Law for Journalists


Author: Ursula Smartt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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'A refreshing complement to more venerable textbooks. Indeed, being both reflective and accessible, it is arguably a better first resort for aspirant hacks' Times Higher Education Supplement 'It is written in a clear and user-friendly style, avoiding the legalistic language that can be a problem with so many law textbooks. Particularly well written are the case studies that Ursula Smartt explains in each chapter' - Writing Magazine Media Law for Journalists functions as both an introduction and a reference guide to the main legal issues facing journalists. It is intended as a course textbook for students, first and foremost. However, it is also intended to help keep journalists out of jail and on the right side of the law. The book presumes no prior legal knowledge, but covers all the relevant areas including: defamation, privacy, contempt of court, freedom of expression, and intellectual property. It also looks at the difference between the English and Scottish legal systems as they pertain to the media. This book will be essential reading for all students of journalism as well a welcome guide to professional journalists.

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists


Author: Mike Dodd,Mark Hanna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198809573
Category:
Page: 544
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Precise and lucid in its treatment of practical detail, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is the unrivalled handbook for students of journalism and professionals. Including pithy summaries, clear cross-references, and hands-on practical advice, McNae's meets 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. Published in partnership with the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the elemental text for students, and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's continues to successfully distil the law and make it manageable. Online resources Comprehensive online resources accompany the text, including regular updates from the authors to keep readers abreast of the law. www.mcnaes.com

Law for Journalists

A Guide to Media Law
Author: Frances Quinn
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292208619
Category: Law
Page: 480
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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.

The Journalist's Guide to Media Law


Author: Mark Pearson,Mark Polden
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742692214
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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'Journalists don't need law degrees to do their work. They do however need a sound understanding of the principles of press freedom and the ethical and legal limits of what can and should be reported. A new media landscape…makes this book even more valuable.' - Chris Masters, Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist 'The leading text book from which most journos learned their law' - Margaret Simons, Crikey This widely used introduction to media law takes a journalist's perspective. Written in a clear, non-legalistic fashion, it shows how journalists can produce ethical, hard-edged reportage while staying on the right side of the law. The authors also explain how to negotiate some of the key ethical minefields of day-to-day reporting, focusing on ethical dilemmas which can have legal consequences. This fully revised fourth edition offers a comprehensive overview of aspects of law which relate to a journalist's work including defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespass, intellectual property and ethical regulation. Recent cases and examples are used to illustrate key points. Also included is an introduction to the legal system and guidelines on reporting legal issues. Tips, summaries and a handy flow chart to defamation law make The Journalist's Guide to Media Law a handy reference for professionals and an essential text for students.

Hong Kong Media Law

A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals, Expanded Second Edition
Author: Doreen Weisenhaus
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888208098
Category: Law
Page: 464
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This second edition of Hong Kong Media Law is an authoritative guide to the laws most important to reporters, editors, news executives and other professionals working for the print, online and broadcast media—and the lawyers who advise them. Topics include defamation, court reporting, privacy, access to information, copyright, newsgathering and reporting restrictions. The book also examines legal hurdles Hong Kong and international journalists face while reporting on the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Also featured are chapter FAQs and checklists, a glossary of legal terms, a research guide and key legislation texts.

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists


Author: Mark Hanna,Mike Dodd
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199608695
Category: Law
Page: 520
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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, McNae's offers practical guidance on a wide range of reporting situations.

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists


Author: Tom Welsh,Walter Greenwood,David Banks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199211548
Category: Law
Page: 587
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This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.

Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist

A Concise Guide
Author: Joe Mathewson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317466403
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist offers aspiring and working journalists the practical understanding of law and ethics they must have to succeed at their craft. Instead of covering every nuance of media law for diverse communications majors, Mathewson focuses exclusively on what's relevant for journalists. Even though media law and media ethics are closely linked together in daily journalistic practice, they are usually covered in separate volumes. Mathewson brings them together in a clear and colourful way that practicing journalists will find more useful. Everything a journalist needs to know about legal protections, limitations, and risks inherent in workaday reporting is illustrated with highlights from major court opinions. Mathewson advises journalists who must often make ethical decisions on the spot with no time for the elaborate, multi-faceted analysis. The book assigns to journalists the hard decisions on ethical questions such as whether to go undercover or otherwise misrepresent themselves in order to get a big story. The ethics chapter precedes the law chapters because ethical standards should underlie a journalist's work at all times. There may be occasions when ethics and law are not parallel, thus calling for the journalist to make a personal judgment. Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist is user-friendly, written in clear, direct, understandable language on issues that really matter to a working journalist. Supplementary reading of the actual court cases is recommended and links to most cases are provided in the text. The text includes a fine (but purposely not exhaustive) bibliography listing important and useful legal cases, including instructive appellate and trial court opinions, state as well as federal.

Essential Law for Journalists + Essential Public Affairs for Journalists


Author: Mark Hanna,University of Sheffield and Chair of the Nctj Media Law Examinations Board Mark Hanna,Mike Dodd,Press Association and Member of the Nctj Media Law Examinations Board Mike Dodd,James Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198737643
Category: Law
Page: 1216
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These two essential texts have been packaged together to offer great value for journalism students and practitioners. 60 years since the first edition, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for journalists and students alike. The only media law text endorsed by the NCTJ, this text offers unrivalled practical guidance on a wide range of reporting situations - a vital tool throughout your journalism career. Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for journalism students and those already in the industry. It offers comprehensive and engaging coverage of the workings of both central and local government, and provides all the information necessary to cover public affairs with confidence.

Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age


Author: Doreen Weisenhaus,Simon N M Young
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 178225739X
Category: Law
Page: 280
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The Internet brings opportunity and peril for media freedom and freedom of expression. It enables new forms of publication and extends the reach of traditional publishers, but its power increases the potential damage of harmful speech and invites state regulation and censorship as well as manipulation by private and commercial interests. In jurisdictions around the world, courts, lawmakers and regulators grapple with these contradictions and challenges in different ways with different goals in mind. The media law reforms they are adopting or considering contain crucial lessons for those forming their own responses or who seek to understand how technology is driving such rapid change in how information and opinion are distributed or restricted. In this book, many of the world's leading authorities examine the emerging landscape of reform in nations with variable political and legal contexts. They analyse developments particularly through the prisms of defamation and media regulation, but also explore the impact of technology on privacy law and national security. Whether as jurists, lawmakers, legal practitioners or scholars, they are at the front lines of a story of epic change in how and why the Internet is changing the nature and raising the stakes of 21st century communication and expression. "The internet has given the world the means to more fully realize the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas regardless of frontiers. But this giant step for freedom of information has come with equally giant challenges, including that of adapting laws and national jurisdiction to this borderless medium. Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age could not have come at a more pressing time. It provides a crucial and comparative insight into the defining issue of the decade. A must-read for anyone seeking to better comprehend the depth and breadth of the impact of the internet on our legal concepts, systems and reasoning." Dr Agnes Callamard, Director, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University "It has never been easier to communicate information; the internet and social media enable anyone to be a publisher or netizen. Laws to restrict communication adapt to this new context, creating fresh battlegrounds in the continuing fight to protect freedom of expression. This book shines a bright light on the issues at stake, with insights from the front lines by individuals dedicated to media law reforms. How the law affects free speech matters to us all." Heather Rogers, QC, One Brick Court, London, and co-author Duncan and Neill on Defamation (4th edn) (2015) "Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age represents a significant addition to the still limited literature on how we should approach media freedom globally. It coherently examines various internet-driven challenges and opportunities for media law reforms. This informatively edited volume provides an in-depth and wide-ranging insight into defamation, privacy, "open justice,†? the journalist's privilege, and more. The book should be essential reading for anyone interested in the international, foreign, and comparative framework for analyzing the internet's impact on media freedom and practice." Kyu Ho Youm, Professor and Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair, University of Oregon "The legal environment underlying serious journalism rarely gets enough attention, yet it is crucial to what we journalists do. The shifting laws that impact our reporting have grown markedly more complex in the digital age. Fortunately, we have a groundbreaking new resource in the field. In Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age, Doreen Weisenhaus, Simon Young and their colleagues chart the global trends affecting media freedom, libel law, and online expression. For those who care about the future of free expression, this is an invaluable addition." David E Kaplan, Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network

Comparative Media Law and Ethics


Author: Tim Crook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135260907
Category: Law
Page: 496
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Providing practical and theoretical resources on media law and ethics for the United Kingdom and United States of America and referencing other legal jurisdictions such as France, Japan, India, China and Saudi Arabia, Comparative Media Law and Ethics is suitable for upper undergraduate and postgraduate study and for professionals in the media who need to work internationally. The book focuses on the law of the United Kingdom, the source of common law, which has dominated the English speaking world, and on the law of the USA, the most powerful cultural, economic, political and military power in the world. Media law and ethics have evolved differently in the US from the UK. This book investigates why this is the case. Throughout, media law and regulation is evaluated in terms of its social and cultural context.The book has a companion website at http://www.ma-radio.gold.ac.uk/cmle providing complementary resources and updated developments on the topics explored.

Scots Law for Journalists


Author: Rosalind M. M. McInnes,Eric M. Clive,Alistair J. Bonnington,Bruce McKain
Publisher: W. Green & Son
ISBN: 9780414016217
Category: Journalism, Legal
Page: 570
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"Previous edition by Alistair J. Bonnington, Rosalind McInnes, Bruce McKain"

International Libel and Privacy Handbook

A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers
Author: Charles J. Glasser, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416899
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 592
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Media Law

A Legal Handbook for the Working Journalist
Author: Katherine M. Galvin,Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9780917316753
Category: Law
Page: 227
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Social Media and the Law

A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals
Author: Daxton Stewart
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315526123
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
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Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat allow users to connect with one another and share information with the click of a mouse or a tap on a touchscreen—and have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But as rapidly as these services have grown in popularity, their legal ramifications aren’t widely understood. To what extent do communicators put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits when they use these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks? How can an entity maintain control of intellectual property issues—such as posting copyrighted videos and photographs—consistent with the developing law in this area? How and when can journalists and publicists use these tools to do their jobs without endangering their employers or clients? Including two new chapters that examine First Amendment issues and ownership of social media accounts and content, Social Media and the Law brings together thirteen media law scholars to address these questions and more, including current issues like copyright, online impersonation, anonymity, cyberbullying, sexting, and live streaming. Students and professional communicators alike need to be aware of laws relating to defamation, privacy, intellectual property, and government regulation—and this guidebook is here to help them navigate the tricky legal terrain of social media.