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Media Law


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Journalism

224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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

" Defamation

" 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.

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

"Any student will find this insider's guide essential to understanding media law concepts and issues."

James A. Cox

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