Media Law... Admittedly not something I would have perhaps chosen to study within a journalism course, which sounds like a stupid comment to make but when I chose to study journalism I just assumed my writing style would be refined, I'd learn a few vital reporting skills and away I'd go- every newspaper in the country would want me. WRONG!
There's a lot to be aware of when it comes to writing for the media, one slip up and you could go to jail, which personally is not something I would like to achieve in my future journalistic career. The thought of being sued for libel or malice does very little to thrill me. That's what these lessons are here for, to keep me out of jail, to educate me on the British Legal system and hopefully help me on my way into my chosen career path.
McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is just that, essential. It looks a little intimidating but everything I need to know (along with any other budding journalist) is in there from Freedom of Expression to Protection of Sources.
I am going to remain positive that these lessons will help to keep me out of any trouble, apparently no student at Winchester University has been arrested yet and I feel no obligation to break this record.