The essentials of media law


"Covered the bases very well; exactly what I needed from it. Very good knowledge, especially with examples."
- Raphael Sheridan, Birmingham Guild of Students

"Fantastic course and will really help my career - hard to fault it really!"
- Freddie Herzog, Birmingham Guild of Students

The course covers the essential areas of law affecting those working in the media.

Aimed at:

Individuals or organisations in journalism, the media, publishing, the arts or entertainment at a personal, local, national or international level (consumer or business to business) 

Depending on your preference, this course can:

  • run at an introductory, intermediate or advanced level
  • focus on these issues for one or all of the following: digital media, print journalism, publishing or broadcast
  1. Good practice
  2. The public interest and what it means for the media
  3. Defamation
  4. Confidentiality
  5. Privacy
  6. Freedom of information
  7. Data protection
  8. Copyright and other intellectual property rights
  9. Court reporting, contempt and sexual offences, in brief
  10. Ethics and the post Leveson landscape
  11. Exercises and opportunity for Q&A throughout
  12. Post-workshop mentoring and feedback available for an extra fee
  13. At an advanced level this course will also take an in-depth look at the following: 
  • The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
  • Bribery
  • Court injunctions
  • Extra risks of social media
  • Legal risk assessment

Following this course you will understand the vital areas of law that affect the media and how to operate within these laws.

Date: To enquire about this course please contact us.

Cost: Our standard price is £375 plus VAT per delegate, please enquire about group rates

We can also arrange for our trainer to come to you to run an in-house course, which is a great cost-effective option for larger groups. Please enquire about in-house rates at [email protected].

To see which courses are currently scheduled, click here.