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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists [Paperback]

David Banks , Mark Hanna
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30 July 2009 0199556458 978-0199556458 20
McNae's Essential Law for Journalists maintains its reputation as the definitive guide for journalists and students. Endorsed by the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the essential text for students on journalism courses, it provides an unrivalled level of accuracy and detail. It is the indispensable, complete and portable resource for the practising journalist or editor; used in newsrooms, courtrooms and at public meetings across the country. Now in its 20th edition and featuring a new author team, this acclaimed book has been made even more user friendly and accessible. The authors' straightforward language, engaging writing style and use of topical examples clearly explain the law and bring it to life. Featuring key point summaries, clear cross-references, and practical advice, McNae's continues to meet the needs of every busy journalist and student who requires quick answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work. Online Resource Centre The book is complemented by a web site providing the following free resources: For students and journalists: - regular updates - web links - extra materials / information to expand on areas covered in the book - material on the Official Secrets Act For students: - glossary - podcasts For lecturers: - a test bank of fully customisable ready-made questions and assessments with which to test your students

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  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 20 edition (30 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199556458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199556458
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 15 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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David Banks is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland, Member of the NCTJ Law Board, and NCTJ Chief Examiner for the NCTJ's NCE law and newpaper practice exam. Mark Hanna is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and Chair of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Resource 18 Jan 2010
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This book is excellently written and, what is often more important with books like this, brilliantly and clearly organised.
Considering that most people, bar students, use this look up random small things in the middle of chapters, it needs to have a good index, and it does. It also has a glossary of the most common terms (all of which are highlighted as they come up in the text) with blue page edges so it's easy to find and flick to.
The chapters all have a good brief summary at the beginning, and a run down of the major points again at the end. Chapters reference pages from other chapters where appropriate, and all the page references that I have checked have been correct (a simple thing you'd imagine, but one that isn't always the case in books like this).
There is also a good amaount of online material linked to the book providing extra reading and more real life examples of the laws discussed.
It's a great book, and an essential one, for both students and practising journalists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars essential law 1 Mar 2011
By yla
you get what it says on the cover - considering its subject this book is extremely easy to read - great cross-referencing, indexing and glossary - well worth the 17 i paid - taught me a lot
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for any journalist 3 Sep 2013
By Jess B
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This book is the essential for any journalist of aspiring journalist.

The book clearly lays out all the law that is relevant to journalists (such as defamation), but also law around crimes. It can be quite heavy to read but that it because law is a tough subject, each topic is split into subsections and major points are also recapped at the end of each chapter. Useful websites and further reading is also suggested for each subject should anyone wish to study further.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Goes well with other law textbooks 24 Dec 2012
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For Journalism students in the UK, this book is full of thorough analyses. Goes well with other similar law textbooks.
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