McNae's Essential Law for Journalists Paperback – 5 Jun 2014
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Review from previous edition This is the law book that's essential for any journalist. It cuts through the legal waffle and is a vital reference tool whether you work in print, broadcast or digital media. (Andy Cairns. Executive Editor. Sky Sports News)
McNae's Essential Law for Journalists has deservedly become an institution in its own right. (Lord Hunt of Wirral, Chair of the Press Complaints Commission)
In a rapidly changing media environment McNae's remains the definitive guide to all aspects of media law and is still an indespensable resource for every newsroom and journalism student. (Amanda Ball, NCTJ Principal Examiner, Senior Lecturer in Media Law, Nottingham Trent University)
About the Author
Mike Dodd is the Press Association's legal editor and member of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board. He is a qualified lawyer with nearly 40 years' experience as a working journalist. Mark Hanna is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and Chair of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board.
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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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