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JNL206   Media Law   (20 credits)

Year Running: 2018/2019
Credit level: F5
Additional Information   Restricted to students studying Journalism


This module aims to develop students' understanding of legal constraints on journalists working in the UK, including defamation and contempt law. Students will also study how matter can be published in the public interest, and how a journalist can challenge invalid restrictions. There will also be study of the Editors' Code of Practice and the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.


Reading List

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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 158.0
Lecture 30.0
Seminar 12.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Exam 0.0 100 % S1