The Journalist's Guide to Media Law: Dealing with Legal and Ethical Issues
Allen & Unwin
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2004
This practical guide offers an introduction to media law from 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. It also shows how to negotiate some of the key ethical minefields of day-to-day reporting, focussing on ethical dilemmas which also have legal consequences. This fully revised and much expanded second 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. This second edition contains three new chapters, fresh case studies, and new material on ethics. Important principles of press freedom and open justice are covered in detail. Mark Pearson PhD i
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