Online journalism and the law

I’m currently preparing for a course I’m teaching in December entitled ‘Legal issues and social media‘. Today I came across this excellent presentation by Paul Bradshaw, senior lecturer in online journalism at Birmingham City University, that he gave earlier this week to his MA Online Journalism students.

The slides go through the main areas of law affecting publishing on the web as well as giving defences for each section of the law. All of which are relevant to anyone who is publishing regular content or encouraging user generated content on their website or a site which is under their jurisdiction – not just journalists and bloggers.