McNae's Essential Law for Journalists by Mark HannaMcNae's Essential Law for Journalists by Mark Hanna

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists

byMark Hanna, Mike Dodd

Paperback | July 9, 2016

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Precise and lucid in its treatment of practical detail, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is the unrivalled handbook for students of journalism and professionals. Including pithy summaries, clear cross-references, and hands-on practical advice, McNae's meets the needs of busy journalists who need quick and reliable answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work, while also providing students with authoritative coverage of key media law topics. Published in partnership with the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the elemental text for students and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's continues to successfully distil the law and make it manageable. A comprehensive website ( accompanies the text, providing a range of resources, including regular updates from the authors to keep you abreast of the law, whether on the job or in exams.
Mark Hanna is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and Chair of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board. Mike Dodd is the Press Asociation's legal editor and member of the NCTJ's Media Law Examinations Board. He is a qualified lawyer with nearly 40 years' experience as a working journalist.
Title:McNae's Essential Law for JournalistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:July 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Landscape of Law, Ethics and Regulation1. Introduction2. Press regulation3. Broadcast regulationPart 2: Crime, Courts and Tribunals4. Crime: media coverage prior to any court case5. Crimes: categories and definitions6. Magistrates' courts: summary cases7. Magistrates' courts: the most serious criminal cases8. Crown courts and appeal courts9. Juveniles in criminal and anti-social behaviour cases10. Sexual offences, human trafficking and female genital mutilation11. Court reporting - other restrictions12. Civil courts13. Family courts14. Open justice and access to court information15. Challenging the courts16. Coroners' courts17. Tribunals and public inquiries18. Contempt of courtPart 3: Defamation and Related Law19. Defamation - definitions and dangers20. The claimant and what must be proved21. Defences22. The public interest defence23. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 197424. Slander, malicious falsehood and obscenityPart 4: Confidentiality, Privacy and Copyright25. Breach of confidence26. Privacy27. News-gathering avoiding intrusion28. Data protection29. CopyrightPart 5: Information and Expression30. Freedom of Information Act 200031. Other information rights and access to meetings32. Reporting elections33. Official secrets34. The journalist's sources and neutrality35. The risks of being charged with bribery, misconduct, hacking or intercepting36. The right to take photographs, film and record37. Northern IrelandPart 6: Online Chapters38. The incitement of hate39. Scotland40. Terrorism and the effect of counter-terrorism law