Journalists and the law

how to get the story without getting sued or put in jail

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Author: Robert S. Bruser,Brian MacLeod Rogers,Canadian Bar Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 106

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Journalism and the Law

Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities

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Author: Megan Fromm, Ph.D.,Homer L. Hall

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499460295

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

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Freedom of the press is one of the landmark constitutional rights in the United States, but that does not mean student journalists can write whatever they want without consequence. This volume recounts several important court cases involving freedom of expression at school-sponsored newspapers, explaining when a school administration might have the right to censor students' work. Other legal issues that student journalists need to be aware of, such as libel, defamation, and copyright, are also explored.

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists

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Author: Tom Welsh,Walter Greenwood,David Banks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199211548

Category: Law

Page: 587

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This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.

Journalism and the Debate Over Privacy

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Author: Craig LaMay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135622523

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Journalism and the Debate Over Privacy situates the discussion of issues of privacy in the landscape of professional journalism. Privacy problems present the widest gap between what journalism ethics suggest and what the law allows. This edited volume examines these problems in the context of both free expression theory and newsroom practice. Including essays by some of the country's foremost First Amendment scholars, the volume starts off in Part I with an examination of privacy in theoretical terms, intended to start the reader thinking broadly about conceptual problems in discussions about journalism and privacy. Part II builds on the theoretical underpinnings and looks at privacy problems as they are experienced by working journalists. This volume features discussion of: *privacy as a socially-constructed right--a moving target that changes with technology, social norms, national experience, and journalistic practice; *privacy as both a property and a commercial right; *privacy in terms of journalism ethics and journalistic codes; *privacy as an attribute of press independence from government; and *Bartnicki v. Vopper and its implications for journalism. With this volume, editor Craig L. LaMay provides a concise, intellectually provocative overview of a topic that is of growing importance to journalists, both legally and ethically. The work is intended for scholars and advanced students in communication law, ethics, and First Amendment rights, and is also appropriate for First Amendment and media law classes in law schools.

The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Author: Robert Trager,Susan Dente Ross,Amy Reynolds

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506303439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 760

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The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication is the media law text your students will want to read. Esteemed authors Robert Trager, Susan Dente Ross and Amy Reynolds tailor this text to the needs of future journalists and media professionals. They provide a current and comprehensive survey of media law and its effects on mass communication complete with real-world, landmark court rulings in context, scenarios from significant cases, cutting-edge research, photographs and feature boxes that offer snapshots of media law in practice to spark classroom discussion and encourage critical thinking. This thoroughly revised Fifth Edition includes a sharp focus on how the law applies to newsgathering and dissemination in the digital age. It offers new social media law boxes, new case excerpts and new features to keep students abreast of the latest developments in the law and its application.

Hong Kong Media Law

A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals, Expanded Second Edition

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Author: Doreen Weisenhaus

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888208098

Category: Law

Page: 464

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This second edition of Hong Kong Media Law is an authoritative guide to the laws most important to reporters, editors, news executives and other professionals working for the print, online and broadcast media—and the lawyers who advise them. Topics include defamation, court reporting, privacy, access to information, copyright, newsgathering and reporting restrictions. The book also examines legal hurdles Hong Kong and international journalists face while reporting on the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Also featured are chapter FAQs and checklists, a glossary of legal terms, a research guide and key legislation texts.

The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

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Author: Mark Pearson,Mark Polden

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742692214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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'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.

Social Media and the Law

A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136284516

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Flickr allow users to connect with one another and share information with the click of a mouse or a tap on a touchscreen—and have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But as rapidly as these services have grown in popularity, their legal ramifications aren’t widely understood. To what extent do communicators put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits when they use these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks? How can an entity maintain control of intellectual property issues—such as posting copyrighted videos and photographs—consistent with the developing law in this area? How and when can journalists and publicists use these tools to do their jobs without endangering their employers or clients? In Social Media and the Law, eleven media law scholars address these questions and more, including current issues like copyright, online impersonation, anonymity, cyberbullying, sexting, and WikiLeaks. Students and professional communicators alike need to be aware of laws relating to defamation, privacy, intellectual property, and government regulation—and this guidebook is here to help them navigate the tricky legal terrain of social media.

Comparative Media Law and Ethics

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Author: Tim Crook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135260907

Category: Law

Page: 496

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Providing practical and theoretical resources on media law and ethics for the United Kingdom and United States of America and referencing other legal jurisdictions such as France, Japan, India, China and Saudi Arabia, Comparative Media Law and Ethics is suitable for upper undergraduate and postgraduate study and for professionals in the media who need to work internationally. The book focuses on the law of the United Kingdom, the source of common law, which has dominated the English speaking world, and on the law of the USA, the most powerful cultural, economic, political and military power in the world. Media law and ethics have evolved differently in the US from the UK. This book investigates why this is the case. Throughout, media law and regulation is evaluated in terms of its social and cultural context.The book has a companion website at http://www.ma-radio.gold.ac.uk/cmle providing complementary resources and updated developments on the topics explored.

Holding the Media Accountable

Citizens, Ethics, and the Law

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Author: David Hemmings Pritchard

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253213570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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Publisher description: Holding the Media Accountable is the first book-length treatment of the way media accountability works in practice. It presents real-world examples of clashes between media actions and public accountability. Pritchard and his colleagues examine a case of routine deception by a TV station's news staff; how a typical newspaper handles complaints about news content; media self-regulation, local regulation, and federal regulation; and the impact of lawyers and legal proceedings. This timely and important book fills a major gap in our practical knowledge about ethics at work in contemporary media.

Law for Journalists

A Guide to Media Law

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Author: Frances Quinn

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292208619

Category: Law

Page: 480

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Written by a working journalist with over 20 years’ experience, Law for Journalists is designed to equip you with a solid understanding of the day-to-day legal principles and practices you will need throughout your career. Suitable for use on courses accredited by the NCTJ and BCTJ, this book is packed full of practical tips and suggestions, making it a must-have guide to media law for journalism students, trainees and working journalists alike. New to this edition: ● Discussion of the first cases brought since the Defamation Act 2013 came into force, highlighting how the new provisions are being interpreted by the courts. ● Increased coverage of broadcast and online journalism, and social media. ● More detailed focus on the ethical codes of practice used by Ofcom and IPSO.

Democracy, Inc.

The Press and Law in the Corporate Rationalization of the Public Sphere

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Author: David S. Allen

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090403

Category: Law

Page: 216

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In Democracy, Inc., David S. Allen exposes the vested interests behind the U.S. slide toward conflating corporate values with public and democratic values. He argues that rather than being institutional protectors of democratic principles, the press and law perversely contribute to the destruction of public discourse in the United States today. Allen utilizes historical, philosophical, sociological, and legal sources to trace America's gradual embrace of corporate values. He argues that such values, including winning, efficiency, and profitability actually limit democratic involvement by devaluing discursive principles, creating an informed yet inactive public. Through an examination of professionalization in both the press and the law, corporate free speech rights, and free speech as property, Democracy, Inc. demonstrates that today's democracy is more about trying to control and manage citizens than giving them the freedom to participate. Allen not only calls on institutions to reform the way they understand and promote citizenship but also asks citizens to adopt a new ethic of public discourse that values understanding rather than winning.

We're All Journalists Now

The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age

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Author: Scott Gant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416545948

Category: Law

Page: 288

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As the internet continues to reshape almost all corners of our world, no institution has been more profoundly altered than the practice of journalism and distribution of information. In this provocative new book, Scott Gant, a distinguished Washington attorney and constitutional law scholar, argues that we as a society need to rethink our notions of what journalism is, who is a journalist and exactly what the founding fathers intended when they referred to "the freedom of the press." Are bloggers journalists, even if they receive no income? Even if they are unedited and sometimes irresponsible? Many traditional news organizations would say no. But Gant contends otherwise and suggests we think of these sometimes unruly online purveyors of information and opinion as heirs to those early pamphleteers who helped shape our fledgling democracy. He gives us a persuasive and engaging argument for affording bloggers and everyone else who disseminates information and opinion in the U.S. the same rights and privileges that traditional journalists enjoy. The rise of the Internet and blogosphere has blurred the once distinct role of the media in our society. It wasn't long ago that the line between journalists and the rest of us seemed relatively clear: Those who worked for news organizations were journalists and everyone else was not. Those days are gone. On the Internet, the line has totally disappeared. It's harder than ever to answer the question, "Who is a journalist?" Yet it is a question asked routinely in American courtrooms and legislatures because there are many circumstances where those deemed "journalists" are afforded rights and privileges not available to the rest of us. The question will become increasingly important as the transformation of journalism continues, and bloggers and other "citizen journalists" battle for equal standing with professional journalists. Advancing arguments that are sure to stir controversy, Scott Gant leads the debate with a serious yet accessible discussion about whether, where, and how the government can decide who is a journalist. Challenging the mainstream media, Gant puts forth specific arguments about how to change existing laws and makes elegant suggestions for new laws that will properly account for the undeniable reality that We're All Journalists Now. For all of us who care about the ways in which the digital revolution is sweeping through our culture, this is a work of opinion that will be seen as required reading.

Speaking freely

expression and the law in the Commonwealth

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Author: Robert Martin

Publisher: Irwin Law Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 706

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Edited by one of Canada's foremost media law scholars, this book, a project of The Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism and Communication (CAEJC), assesses the state of freedom of expression in the Commonwealth through contributions by select legal scholars, jurists, and journalists. Essays provide an overview of the meaning of freedom of expression from theoretical, historical, and sociological perspectives. Country reports that provide an inventory of existing media laws and administrative practices in several Commonwealth nations complement the essays, and include: Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. Finally, CAEJC provides a statement of principles that are viewed as essential to the protection of freedom of expression. This book is extremely useful to journalists, lawyers, students, and anyone working with mass media or international affairs.

Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110708573X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 448

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Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the diversity, range and impact of the newspaper and periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Essays range from studies of periodical formats in the nineteenth century - reviews, magazines and newspapers - to accounts of individual journalists, many of them eminent writers of the day. The uneasy relationship between the new 'profession' of journalism and the evolving profession of authorship is investigated, as is the impact of technological innovations, such as the telegraph, the typewriter and new processes of illustration. Contributors go on to consider the transnational and global dimensions of the British press and its impact in the rest of the world. As digitisation of historical media opens up new avenues of research, the collection reveals the centrality of the press to our understanding of the nineteenth century.

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists

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Author: Mike Dodd,Mark Hanna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192537687

Category: Law

Page: 560

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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. Online resources Comprehensive online resources accompany the text, including regular updates from the authors to keep readers abreast of the law. www.mcnaes.com

Libel and the Media

The Chilling Effect

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Author: E. M. Barendt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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Libel and the Media is the first study to explore the impact of the law of defamation on the media. Based on extensive interviews with media lawyers, journalists, producers, and editors, it describes the efforts made by newspapers, television, book, and magazine publishers to avoid the risk of an expensive libel action - and the sorts of stories which are amended or suppressed. The authors, a distinguished group of highly respected academics, examine the present state of libel law (including the Neill reforms and the law in Scotland), and go on to give statistical information about the incidence of libel claims, and their effects on the daily work of newspapers and other media outlets. This is an entertaining book which will appeal not only to journalists and lawyers, but also to all those with an interest in the freedom of the press and media studies generally.