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Media Law - Keep it Legal

Media Law - Keep it Legal

College
London College of Communication
Taught by
Kevin Steele, A respected industry expert

Description


Posting anything online is considered publishing, so whether you are a professional journalist or an avid social media reporter, you need to know your liability under UK media law.

This one-day intensive course will examine the fundamental principles of relevant UK legislation and teach you to get the interesting content you need whilst staying above the law. You will discuss the way, the law works in the ever-changing contemporary media and publishing industry and how it seeks to achieve a balance between the rights of individuals and the interests of the media.

Topics Covered

  • Legal framework of the media industry
  • Rights of individuals versus the interests of the media
  • Defamation
  • Privacy
  • Contempt of Court
  • Copyright

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the law as it applies to any form of publication in the UK
  • Recognise situations where the law restricts or may otherwise have a bearing on what you intend to publish and act accordingly
  • Know the latest legislation and practice

Who Should Attend
Writers, journalists, bloggers and anyone publishing online or in print media.

Level
Beginner.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to go on and develop your skills with Effective Writing for Journalists or Social Media Marketing.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke journalism and media law courses courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Tutor Description


Kevin Steele worked for the BBC as a journalist and producer before moving to run a BBC journalism training scheme for radio reporters. Before leaving the BBC last year, he was a specialist in media law and led training in the subject across the BBC. He now freelances as a trainer and consultant for the BBC and other organisations. Kevin is an expert in recent and imminent changes to legislation as well as current practice in the media industry. 

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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