Media Law is an essential and accessible introduction to the subject that will assist media; journalism and law students understand key concepts and aid their revision. This book, designed to complement existing textbooks will advise readers on how best to utilise the vast and ever growing array of information at their disposal. The tone and level of this guide makes it easy to follow and should prove invaluable in helping students construct assessed coursework. Established principles and contemporary developments in media law are covered and include: " Privacy and Confidentiality " Defamation " Contempt of Court " Reporting Restrictions " Freedom of Expression " Recent statutory and Case Law developments. Readers are shown how to research, identify and crucially apply media law principles to meet their needs and those of their examiners. This book is part of the SAGE Course Companion Series. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer an introduction to the subject and encourage students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates.
Chapter 3.1: Introduction
The aim of this part of the book is to give practical advice on how to approach your study and thereby gain maximum benefit from your course and the best marks possible in any assessment procedures.
Having been in this business for more years than I care to recall, I can say with some degree of authority that no two people study in exactly the same way. Different people will have differing levels of motivation, ambition and commitment, so if I try to give generic advice on how to study, my efforts will not resonate with many of you. ‘After all,’ you are likely to say, ‘we have been studying since the age of three and it is probably too late to make dramatic changes ...