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Published: 14 June 2018

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780198809579

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New Edition

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists

Twenty-fourth edition

Mike Dodd and Mark Hanna

  • Updated by authors with reporting and teaching experience, combining their broad expertise to offer practical, clear, and accurate detail on vital areas of the law
  • Up-to-date case studies and examples help contextualize difficult areas for readers new to the subject and assist assessment preparation
  • Remember points throughout the text highlight complex areas and provide tips for reporting, ensuring that readers understand how to balance their legal obligations with breaking news, while the Remember your rights feature provides advice from the authors on asserting rights
  • The only media law text published in partnership with the NCTJ, and designed to match accredited syllabi. This text is also recommended for a broad range of media qualifications, and is an indispensable companion for professionals working in industry
  • This book is accompanied by online resources including regular legal updates and self-test questions to help students check their understanding

New to this Edition:

  • How journalists can avoid unjustified intrusion into privacy and report ethically in the public interest
  • Arguments court reporters can use to uphold the open justice principle against invalid or unnecessary reporting restrictions
  • The need for journalists take steps to prevent any surveillance by state agencies revealing the identities of confidential sources
  • Guidance from the chief coroner on media coverage of inquests

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