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.



In this part of the book, I have outlined some of the key themes that will surface on a media law course. I have also urged you to adopt learning practices consistent with the type of programme that you are undertaking. I believe that it is important for you to consider primary sources so I have not referred to articles in academic or professional journals.

As to tutors' expectations, I have made a number of general assumptions, but only by questioning your tutor will you discover exactly what you are expected to deliver.

Throughout your course, your answers to questions should show that you are aware of the major pieces of legislation and case law, English and European, relevant to this subject. In relation to case law, ...

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