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Law for Journalists
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LAW FOR JOURNALISTS

PAPERBACK BY QUINN, FRANCES

£19.99

ISBN
9780582823112
IMPRINT
LONGMAN
 
 
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PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
448 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 MAY 2006

DESCRIPTION

Essential reading for students, trainees and practicing journalists alike, Law for Journalists is an exciting new textbook that provides a comprehensive and highly readable guide to everything a journalist needs to know about the law. Written by an award-winning journalist and experienced author, the book uses jargon-free language, making it easy to use for initial learning, revision and day-to-day reference. Extensive use of case examples make it clear how the law operates in practice.

CONTENTS

Section 1: Law and the legal system 1. How law is made 2. The legal system 3. Criminal courts and procedure 4. Civil courts and procedure 5. Human rights and English Law Section 2: Writing about the Courts 6. Contempt of court 7. Access to the courts 8. General reporting restrictions under the Contempt of Court Act 9. Reporting restrictions in criminal cases 10. Reporting restrictions concerning children 11. Reporting inquests 12. Reporting tribunals and inquiries 13. Challenging reporting restrictions Section 3: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood 14. Defamation 15. Defences and remedies for defamation 16. Malicious falsehood Section 4: Privacy, confidentiality and copyright 17. Confidentiality and privacy 18. Trespass and harassment 19. Protecting sources and source material 20. Data protection 21. Copyright Section 5: Reporting government and business 22. Official secrets 23. Reporting local government 24. Reporting elections 25. Freedom of information 26. Writing about business Section 6: Race, religion and public order 27. Race and religion 28. Criminal, seditious and obscene libel Section 7: Broadcasting and photography 29. Television and radio journalism 30. Photography Glossary Further reading Index