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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.
PART ONE: MEDIA LAW: THE BASICS
Thinking Like a Lawyer?
Thinking Like a Journalist
PART TWO: CURRICULUM IN A NUTSHELL
An Indicative Syllabus
Contempt of Court
Protection of Sources
Privacy and Breach of Confidentiality
Elements of Intellectual Property Law
PART THREE: STUDY AND REVISION SKILLS
Seminars and Tutorials
Revision Hints and Tips
Examination Hints and Tips
PART FOUR: CASE NOTES
European Case Law
Case Law from the USA
English Case Law
Contempt of Court: Prejudicial Reporting