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Back to Basics Law Workshop, Cardiff


February / 20 / Tue  @  9:30 am  -  February / 21 / Wed  @  4:30 pm


Conference Room 1, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed CF23 6XD


Free Event.


Anna-Wynn Roberts, Project Manager
Email : [email protected]

This event is free of charge and a number of places are open to industry journalists and comms professionals. You must register to attend as places are limited.

Day 1: 9.45am – 4.30pm

Day 2: Either 9.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm until 4.30pm

This course is a joint enterprise with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Masters programmes in Sports Broadcast Journalism and Specialist (print/online) journalism.

What the workshop will cover:

20 February – Day 1: The main legal issues common to print, online, broadcast and social media: libel, contempt, copyright, reporting restrictions, malicious falsehood and ethical issues.

21 February – Day 2: Split day (please opt for the appropriate ticket when you book)

Day 2: Morning and afternoon break-out sessions:

9.30-12.30:  issues relating specifically to those working predominantly in broadcast.

1.30-4.30: issues relating to those working mainly in print/online.

Both sessions will involve practical exercises and discussion relating to each medium. Social media will feature in both sessions.

Participants attend for the whole of day 1 and attend the session most appropriate to them on the following day. If you work predominantly in a broadcast (video/audio) environment you’ll choose the morning session on day 2; if you work predominantly in the written form then you’ll attend the afternoon session on day 2.

Who’s it for?

A ‘back to basics’ for journalists and Comms professionals who have taken a career break, who haven’t had a law refresher for a number of years or who have learned about media law on-the-job but haven’t had formal media law training.

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Course Trainer

David Banks

David Banks is a journalist with 24 years’ experience and delivers NUJ Training Wales’ course on Media Law and Ethics. He is 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 co-author of 18th, 19th and 20th editions of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists. He writes regularly on law and the media for The Guardian, The Mirror and The Independent. He is a frequent contributor BBC TV and radio news programmes.

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