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Media Law - Keep it Legal

Media Law - Keep it Legal (Online Short Course)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Lorraine Rees


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.


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

Lorraine Rees founded IR-connect investor consultancy in 2014. Prior to that she was Director of Investor Relations at both FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies. She has significant City experience, including having been an equity analyst covering banks at the peak of the banking crisis. She has also worked in corporate finance, strategy, corporate and retail banking and originally trained as a chartered accountant.

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