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Media Law: A Practical Guide to Managing Publication Risks is your one-stop point of reference in the area of media law. It identifies the legal and regulatory issues that have a bearing on content and examines how media organisations can balance these risks against the commercial imperative of producing a product that sells. This book covers the key media sectors - television, newspapers, book publishing, the Internet and advertising - and many more besides. User-friendly and with substantial cross-referencing, it covers: * The key areas of law and regulation that impose restrictions on the content of published material * The process leading to publication, how journalists and others should go about gathering material in preparation for a story or other publication * The editorial process, how the key elements of risk management must be put into place * How complaints should be managed to achieve the best possible outcome for the publisher * Includes a CD-Rom containing comprehensive appendix materials.