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The Journalist's Guide to Media Law
Author: Mark Pearson

ISBN: 9781742370385
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1 January 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.5
Description:
'Journalists don't need law degrees to do their work. They do however need a sound understanding of the principles of press freedom and the ethical and legal limits of what can and should be reported. A new media landscape?makes this book even more valuable.' - Chris Masters, Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist

'The leading text book from which most journos learned their law' - Margaret Simons, Crikey
This widely used introduction to media law takes a journalist's perspective. Written in a clear, non-legalistic fashion, it shows how journalists can produce ethical, hard-edged reportage while staying on the right side of the law. The authors also explain how to negotiate some of the key ethical minefields of day-to-day reporting, focusing on ethical dilemmas which can have legal consequences.

This fully revised fourth edition offers a comprehensive overview of aspects of law which relate to a journalist's work including defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespass, intellectual property and ethical regulation. Recent cases and examples are used to illustrate key points. Also included is an intr...

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