Due November: The UK Media Law Pocketbook

Book Description


The second edition of The UK Media Law Pocketbook presents updated and extended practical guidance on everyday legal issues for working journalists and media professionals.

This book covers traditional print and broadcast as well as digital multimedia, such as blogging and instant messaging, with clear explanations of new legal cases, legislation and regulation, and new chapters on freedom of information and social media law. Links to seven new online chapters allow readers to access all the most up-to-date laws and guidance around data protection, covering inquests, courts-martial, public inquiries, family courts, local government, and the media law of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Tim Crook critically explores emerging global issues and proposals for reform with concise summaries of recent cases illustrating media law in action, as well as tips on pitfalls to avoid.

The UK Media Law Pocketbook is a key reference for journalists and media workers across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The book’s companion website provides downloadable sound files, video summaries, and updates all the developments in one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing fields of law. Visit https://ukmedialawpocketbook.com.


Table of Contents


Introduction 1. Media contempt and reporting crime 2. Guide to court reporting – key facts and checklist 3. Libel, privacy, accuracy and balance 4. News gathering, story ?nding and public interest 5. Protecting children 6. Copyright and intellectual property 7. Laws and rules for elections and politics 8. The secret world 9. Scottish and Northern Irish differences and issues 10. Freedom of Information 11. Social Media Law 12. Further online chapters





Tim Crook, LLB, LLM, PhD, founded and taught media law at Goldsmiths, University of London for 30 years; advises and provides media law teaching material to the UK Broadcast Journalism Training Council; has been President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and continues as Chair of the Institute’s Professional Practices Board.