Law for Journalists

Series
Pearson
Author
Frances Quinn  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
480
Pub.-date
July 2018
ISBN13
9781292208596
ISBN
1292208597
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Description

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.

 

Features

●    Designed to cover the core syllabus of NCTJ-accredited courses, and the requirements of BCTJ-accredited courses.

●    Written by a practising journalist with over 20 years’ experience.

●    Contains practical features designed to support your study, including:

○    Law in practice boxes which provide practical tips and guidance on how to use the law when researching and writing your story.

○    Case summaries which highlight how the law has been applied to real life situations.

○    Test your knowledge questions at the end of chapters to ensure you understand the main points you have read.

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.

Table of Contents

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   

Back Cover

"Packed with relevant, real-world examples, and helpful revision tests, ​this book provides a comprehensive resource for journalism students, learning how to work safely within the law and ethical guidelines."
Dr Carmel Thomason, Staffordshire University

 

"An excellent media law resource for law and non-law students alike. The book delivers a splendid level of coverage of all the key areas of law that can impact on the media industry. It is particularly good to see sections on Scots law incorporated here, underscoring the significance of the jurisdictional differences that exist."
Maggie Anderson, Lecturer in Law, Robert Gordon University

 

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.

 

For additional web updates accompanying this text, please visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/legalupdates.

 

About the 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).

 

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).