Online media law - 1 day training course

A course that focuses on areas of media law that particularly affect those working in new media.

Course tutor:
David Banks
Book nowDate: 4 July 2013
Venue: LMG Training Centre, Southwark, SE1 8NJ
Number of places:  10 max
Cost: £200 (+£40 VAT)

A course that focuses on the media law that particularly affects those working in new media - websites, bloggers, social media and hyperlocal sites.

The course covers the following areas, with special reference to cases affecting those working online.
  • Libel
  • Contempt
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Copyright
  • The Data Protection Act
  • The Misuse of Computers Act

    David Banks (220)

    About David Banks

    David Banks is a journalist with 24 years' experience and has been involved in training since 1999.

    He writes for the Guardian on media law and has co-authored three editions on McNae's Essential Law for Journalists.

    David is also a media consultant delivering training to a range of national and regional media, NGOs, government, charities, PR companies, universities and the police.

    He is a trainer who has created and managed successful courses in journalism, media law and production journalism

    He was a member of the Ministry of Justice advisory panel that examined reform of libel laws in 2010 and he also advised the MoJ on allowing greater media access to the family courts.

    In 2011 he was invited to contribute to the inquiry by Lord Justice Leveson into the culture, practices and ethics of the press following the phone-hacking scandal.

    He writes regularly on law and the media for the Guardian and is a frequent contributor to BBC TV and radio programmes.

    He co-authored the 18th, 19th and 20th editions of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists, the standard text on media law, used daily for authoritative legal guidance in newsrooms and educational institutions across the UK

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    "David's training was lively and engaging. It brought to life what can be a very dry subject, with interesting case histories and his very accomplished presentation skills. My team have varying levels of knowledge about media law but every one of them took something new away from the training and said they found the session valuable to their day-to-day work." Louise Douglas, head of communications, Regenda group

    "Your fascinating talk really set the tone. The delegates were still talking about it at dinner this evening."
    Michael Lavery, Durham University, CASE conference organiser

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