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Online Law for Journalists: A practical guide for journalists, bloggers and communicators

Online Law for Journalists: A practical guide for journalists, bloggers and communicators

Online journalism involves legal risks. But this book by Cleland Thom is designed to help you avoid the pitfalls. It is clear and packed with practical tips, case studies and up-to-date information. It is an essential guide for journalists, editors, PRs, journalism students and anyone who publishes on the internet or uses social media.

It looks at publishing channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and websites, and contains sections on: • Media regulation • Defamation • Contempt of court • Court reporting • Website disclaimers, terms and conditions • The right to be forgotten • Online abuse • Security and privacy • Protecting sources • Safe digital practice • Computer misuse • Data protection • Use of drones • Freedom of Information Act • Copyright • Trademarks • Online archives • Mobile journalism The author, Cleland Thom is a consultant and trainer in media and internet law. Since 2003, his clients have included the Manchester Evening News, Reed Business Information, Big Issue North, Smooth Radio, and Waitrose.

Cleland Thom has lectured in law on courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and the Periodicals Training Council.

He is a legal blogger for the Press Gazette and principal of the College of Media and Publishing.

Product details Paperback: 150 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (28 April 2016)

Language: English ISBN-10: 1530848458 ISBN-13: 978-1530848454

Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.9 x 20.3 cm

Available at Amazon in paperback and kindle

 

 

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Oxford based journalist and consultant, who writes about business, especially the global energy business including exploration. Also editor Oxfordprospect.co.uk. Writes about a variety of topics including production, power generation including renewables, innovation, investment, markets, technology, regulation, leadership, policy making and management.

 

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