e-learning webinars: Media law, ethics and regulation

Core points

Our e-learning webinars will alert you to the key legal, ethical and regulatory implications of all your projects so that you can quickly spot risks and opportunities for improving your work.

  • Cover essential detail
  • Led by an industry expert
  • One-hour, three-hour and bespoke options available
  • Personal support offered
  • Ideal for people with a busy schedule and for long-distance learners
  • Concise to fit with your timetable
  • Post-workshop mentoring and feedback can be added

Aimed at:

Anyone running or creating content for websites, social media or print

People worried about how they or their organisations are portrayed in the media

Individuals or organisations working at a local, national or international level

Consumer, business, third sector, campaigning, personal interest 

Level and approach

We look at:

  • Your role and work
  • Court or regulator complaints and enforcing rights
  • Avoiding risks and being ready to defend a claim
  • Example cases
  • Exercises and opportunities for Q&A

Our one-hour webinar covers one area of law, such as defamation or copyright. The three-hour webinar covers the main areas of media law, such as public interest, defamation, confidentiality and copyright.

Depending on your preferences, this course can be tailored to your needs to run:

  • at an introductory, intermediate or advanced level
  • for more or less than the scheduled three hours for more depth
  • for all media, publishing, film and broadcast content or a selection, such as digital and social media or print

(Please tell us your requirements when you book)

Topics

One-hour webinar: We cover each single topic from the list at a different date / time so you can fit it in with your schedule

  1. Your approach: good editorial practice; public interest; newsgathering and research
  2. Defamation
  3. Secrets, brand control and the right to a personal life: breach of confidence; privacy
  4. Content ownership: copyright; commissioning contracts

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Three-hour webinar: We cover all listed topics

  1. Your approach: good editorial practice; public interest; newsgathering and research
  2. Defamation
  3. Accuracy: malicious falsehood; negligent misstatement
  4. Secrets, brand control and the right to a personal life: breach of confidence; privacy
  5. Access to data: freedom of information; data protection
  6. Content ownership: copyright; commissioning contracts
  7. Courts: reporting restrictions; contempt; sexual offences

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In the middle of the three-hour course, there will be a short break.

For a more intensive look at these topics, we can arrange for the webinar to be longer or offer a face-to-face workshop at your office or the NCTJ's office.

Scope of course

All these courses give you an overview of the position in England.

Please note, the course is not legal advice. 

Dates and times:

3-hour course: 23 October, 9am-12pm

1-hour course on Defamation: 23 October, 1pm-2pm

Costs:

3-hour course: £99 plus VAT

1-hour course: £50 plus VAT

The licence for viewing the webinar covers one person only. For group, bespoke viewings and rates, please contact [email protected]

Technical requirements: The webinar will be hosted on Google Meet. You will need an internet connection, a web browser, and operating audio and video.

About the trainer: Dan Lee is a journalist who works for numerous media organisations, including Channel 4, Chemical Watch, Evening Standard, Health Service Journal, The Guardian, The Independent and The Times, and has written a number of books.

His multimedia journalism ranges from arts coverage, news and analysis to interviews and reportage. As well as writing, reporting and editing, Dan advises media organisations such as the Evening Standard on pre-publication and legal issues, covering numerous topics from defamation to breach of confidence and copyright.