'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 introduction to the legal system and guidelines on reporting legal issues.
Tips, summaries and a handy flow chart to defamation law make The Journalist's Guide to Media Law a handy reference for professionals and an essential text for students.
Preface to the fourth edition..List of Tables..Abbreviations..Part 1: Journalists and the legal system..1 Media law and ethics..2 The legal system..3 Freedom of the press..Part 2: Reporting crime and justice..4 Open justice..5 Contempt of Court..6 Court reporting and restrictions..Part 3: Journalists and reputations..7 Identifying defamation..8 Defending defamation..Part 4: Investigative journalism..9 Keeping secrets: Confidentiality, sources and freedom of information legislation..10 Anti-terrorism and hate laws..Part 5: Ethics and the law..11 Intellectual property: Protecting your work and using the work of others..12 Privacy..13 The regulators..Appendix 1: MEAA (AJA) Code of Ethics..Appendix 2: Australian Press Council Statement of Principles..Index
ISBN: 9781742370385 ISBN-10: 1742370381 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 516 Published: 1st January 2011 Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.73