McNae's Essential Law for Journalists / Edition 19

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists / Edition 19

by Tom Welsh, Walter Greenwood, David Banks
     
 


McNae's Essential Law for Journalists continues to provide definitive practical guidance on the effects of the law and the Press Complaints Commission Code of Conduct on news gathering and publication.

McNae's is endorsed by the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the essential text for students on journalism

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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists continues to provide definitive practical guidance on the effects of the law and the Press Complaints Commission Code of Conduct on news gathering and publication.

McNae's is endorsed by the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the essential text for students on journalism courses. It is the indispensable, complete and portable resource in the armory of the practicing journalist or editor; used in newsrooms, court rooms and at public meetings across the country.

The authors' non-technical language, engaging writing style and use of topical examples makes the law clear and brings it to life. The nineteenth edition of this acclaimed book has been made even more user-friendly with a two color text design and the inclusion of summaries and practical checklists to meet the needs of students and busy journalists who need quick answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work.

The book is complemented by a web site that provides a test bank of questions, updates, web links, key cases, and latest news.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199211548
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/03/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
530
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Starting proceedings : reporting the courts12
3Crimes22
4Magistrates courts : summary proceedings26
5Magistrates courts : preliminary hearings33
6Juveniles in the news42
7The crown court and the appeal courts61
8Sexual offences and other statutory restrictions73
9Magistrates courts : civil functions83
10The civil courts86
11Admission to the courts and access to court information95
12Challenging the courts116
13Divorce144
14Bankruptcy and company liquidation147
15Inquests152
16Tribunals and inquiries158
17Contempt of court169
18Defamation196
19What the claimant must prove213
20How much protection?224
21Criminal libel, slander, and malicious falsehoods262
22Rehabilitation of Offenders Act271
23Breach of confidence275
24The journalist's sources295
25Race relations318
26Election law321
27Freedom of information324
28Copyright354
29Official secrets366
30Human Rights Act 1998370
31The codes381
32Privacy389
33Data Protection Act 1998414
34The broadcast journalist432
35The photographer and the law441
36Northern Ireland450

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