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Press legal advisor launches new media law book

A new media law book has been written by the legal advisor to the Manchester Evening News.

Cleland Thom’s The How-to Media Law Manual has 200 pages covering everything from subbing the letters page to complex legal challenges in court.

There are separate sections for editors and desk heads, reporters, sub-editors, photographers, web editors and online journalists.

The book also features more than 50 ‘How-to’ guides such as reporting terrorism, using photos safely, working with the Freedom of Information Act, spotting libels and handling racially-sensitive issues.

Cleland legals up to 20 stories a day for companies such as Trader Media Group, Manchester Media, Essex Independent Newspapers and The Local Radio Company.

He also delivers law training to newspapers and radio stations across the UK and is a member of the Society of Editors.

E-mail for more information and to order a copy.