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Media Law Intensive - 2 Day

NUJ Training Wales

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 at 10:30 - Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 16:30 (GMT)

Media Law Intensive - 2 Day

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NUJ Members   more info 3 Mar 2020 £40.00 £0.00
Other Unions   more info 3 Mar 2020 £50.00 £0.00
All others   more info 3 Mar 2020 £60.00 £0.00
Student 3 Mar 2020 Free £0.00

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Media Law Intensive – 2-day


Tutor: Dan Lee


This intensive, two-day, interactive course will familiarise you with media law, codes and ethics relevant to England and Wales to enable you to gather and publish compelling content while avoiding legal actions and regulatory complaints.

The course covers publication in any form, including social media.

You will learn how recent court and regulator decisions pose risks and offer opportunities for your work. You will have the opportunity to discuss your work in the context of the law and codes and the dynamic worlds of media and publishing.


Topics Covered

• Best practice

• Public interest and other key concepts

• Subterfuge and other investigation techniques

• Negligent misstatement

• Defamation

• Malicious falsehood

• Breach of confidence and privacy, including whistle-blowers

• Children and the law

• Contempt and other court issues (in brief – see note below)

• Information control, including freedom of information

• Intellectual property, including copyright

• Image use and using material from other outlets


Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should:

• Understand the application of the law and codes

• Identify both risks and opportunities

• Know and understand the latest law, codes and practice


Who Should Attend

Writers, journalists, bloggers and anyone publishing text, video, audio or any other content online, in print or for broadcast media.



Beginner to advanced


About the tutor

Dan Lee has been a journalist since 1989. In addition, he has been an editorial consultant, media coach, and academic since the late noughties. He works for numerous organisations, including Channel 4, Chemical Watch, Evening Standard, Health Service Journal, The Guardian, The Independent, the NCTJ and The Times. As well as writing, reporting and editing, Dan advises media organisations, such as the Evening Standard, on pre-publication legal and ethical issues, from defamation to breach of confidence and copyright. He has extensive experience of teaching on, designing and leading undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses for Birkbeck, University of London, the NCTJ, and various industry trainers and other organisations.


Other Information:

If you are a member of the NUJ and have been made redundant in the last six months, or are facing redundancy you are entitled to two days of training free of charge. Please contact Rachel Howells







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When & Where

Cardiff Metropolitan University - Cyncoed Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University
CF23 6XD
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 at 10:30 - Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 16:30 (GMT)

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NUJ Training Wales

NUJ Training Cymru Wales offers a programme of subsidised, practical, hands-on courses in new media and core journalism skills. NUJTCW is funded by the Welsh Government and delivered by an NUJ freelance project manager.

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