Media Law for Journalists / Edition 1

Media Law for Journalists / Edition 1

by Ursula Smartt, Harold Evans
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412908474
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the English and European legal systems
Privacy and Human Rights
Self Regulatory Bodies
Contempt of Court
Juveniles and the Law
Defamation
Intellectual Property
Scottish Legislation

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