Social media: keeping it legal and ethical

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)

The Trainer: Dan Lee is a journalist and consultant with extensive experience advising on legal and ethics questions in written, video and audio content for leading national and international media organisations, such as the Evening Standard, the Independent, Channel 4 and Chemical Watch. He offers insight and a guide through the latest law and regulation for your work, from social media and comment moderation to pictures, video and the long read.


  • Recent court cases on social media
  • Who’s responsible for what you say in a Tweet, on Facebook or on your blog?
  • Controlling your output without stifling the conversation
  • Defamation, especially distinguishing between reporting disputes and taking sides
  • When is a comment a breach of confidence or privacy?
  • How to review a product and stay on the right side of the law
  • Free debate and contempt of court – when your Tweet might land you in court
  • Humour and opinion in the digital world
  • A look forward to the future possible social media legal and ethical landscape
  • Exercises and opportunities for Q&As throughout
  • Post workshop mentoring and feedback available (extra fee payable) 

Date: This course is not currently scheduled. To enquire about this course please contact us.

Cost: Our standard price is £250 plus VAT, 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].

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