Media Law Training

Anyone in traditional publishing – newspapers, magazines or books – needs to know the law. Now anyone with a website, or using social media, needs to understand the laws that apply to them.

We are all publishers now, and subject to the multiple laws in this area. Good training in the risks and what to do about them can help avoid costly and time-consuming legal problems.

This training is not just about what you can’t do, it also aims to equip you with a sound knowledge of what you can do safely, so you can reap the benefits of engaging with your audiences.

The training can be run in-house at your premises, or at an off-site training venue of your choice.

The courses that we run are built from the following topics:

  • Libel
  • Privacy, Confidentiality and GDPR
  • Contempt of Court
  • Copyright
  • Reporting restrictions in the courts
  • Sexual offences
  • Children and the courts
  • Malicious Falsehood
  • Media ethics – IPSO and Ofcom

If there is a particular issue you are concerned about that does not appear on this list, don’t worry,  your training can be tailored to include it – just let us know what it is.

The courses can also be adapted to the audience’s experience. If you have staff who are relatively new and inexperienced, then a course pitched at an introductory level will be appropriate for them. If your team needs a refresher to update existing knowledge, then the course can be designed to cater for their level of experience.

The course is a mixture of presentation, slides, and workshop discussion and is illustrated throughout with practical examples taken from real life.

The training can be run as a half day, or full day, depending on your requirements.

If you are based in Scotland, David has been delivering training there since 1999. He is fully conversant with the different legal system in the Scots jurisdiction and the differences in the laws that apply there.

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