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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists [Paperback]

Mark Hanna , Mike Dodd
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29 Mar 2012 0199608695 978-0199608690 21
McNae's Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for both journalists and media students. Endorsed by the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the essential text for students on journalism courses and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's is unrivalled in its accuracy, detail and ease of use. In this 21st edition, the authors combine fully up-to-date examples and case studies with practical advice to give a clear and accessible guide to media law. It also features new 'at a glance' advice on web-related journalism. The new edition is accompanied by an extensive website that includes multiple choice questions, additional chapters, interactive testing resources and checklists and comments on topical issues. With its easy-access summaries, clear cross-references and practical advice, McNae's continues to meet the needs of busy journalists who need quick and reliable answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work while also providing students with authoritative coverage of key media law topics. Online resource centre McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is complemented by a free to use website featuring the following resources: Updates from the authors Downloadable glossary Self-marking multiple choice questions and chapter-related questions Downloadable checklists Additional chapters Weblinks

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  • Paperback: 520 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 21 edition (29 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199608695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199608690
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark Hanna is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and Chair of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board. Mike Dodd is the Press Association's legal advisor. He is a qualified lawyer with nearly 40 years' experience as a working journalist.

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I must congratulate the joint authors/editors, Mark Hanna and Mike Dodd, on taking on the development of a new edition of the standard essential law for journalists textbook covering the UK.
They are so well-qualified to cope with the task- one (Hanna) now a respected academic in the journalism education field at Sheffield University, and the other (Dodd) a legendary editor of the Press Association's 'Media Lawyer.'

They have managed to brilliantly and accurately assimilate the whirlwind changes in primary (case law and legislation) and secondary media law (regulation), have slimmed down the printed book and developed an effective companion web-site. As something of an old hand myself in teaching media law, I take my hat off to them, will order the book for our library, and recommend it to my students.

The difficulty we all face in this field, and so do our trainees and journalism students, is the dangerous and continuing assault on media freedom and open justice in Britain, combined with the disturbing political moral panic accompanying the ongoing Leveson Inquiry.

Stability, consistency, logic, basic standards of rule of law, and freedom of expression are fragile quantities, as anybody reading the balanced and neutral presentation of the issues in this edition will certainly find.

In the light of the scandal about fake, malicious and manipulated reviews on Amazon, I am happy to declare that I have very limited professional acquaintance with the 2 authors. Mike Dodd has published one article (unpaid)that I wrote for PA Media Law Newsletter. I paid for the copy of the book I reviewed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to read 9 Dec 2012
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I am a journalism student and I bought this book for a media law class. It is very easy to read, it makes law simple to understand! I would usually sell my books on after reading them, but this is one I'll be keeping for future reference! Would definitely recommend for other students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for Journalism students! 4 Dec 2013
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This book really helped me with my media law module at university. It has everything inside that could possibly help you with, whether it be for essays or just to help you expand more and give you a better understanding.

A great buy, money well spent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Woohoo. 24 Nov 2013
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Has everything I needed to know.
Very informative, there isn't too much it doesn't cover.
Can't wait to use it on Monday.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mutton dressed as lamb 19 Sep 2013
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I have been using different editions of this book for a long time. Been a while since I saw a new one and the latest offering has been suibjected to a lot of decorative typography. It used to look like a law book. Now it looks like a website. Content still much the same, though. The book is comprehensive, up-to-date and concentrates on the practical stuff. For my taste it's a bit cautious in its advice on some topics. This is the book your libel insurer hopes you will read. If you want to be a star investigative reporter Robertson and Nichol pay more attention to what you can get away with. If you want to pass the proficiaency cert law exam then this is the book for you.
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