Mojo - Mobile Journalism & the Law

Increasingly news and entertainment journalists are being required to generate audio-visual material (photographs / videos) for upload to their stations’ websites and / or online news feeds. The pace and nature of mobile journalism (“mojo”) throws up a raft of legal considerations that need to be applied at short notice and frequently in pressurised situations.
 

Course Content

  • To impart to mobile journalists an awareness of the areas of law that require consideration in generating mojo content; for example, privacy, copyright, confidentiality, fairness,defamation and data protection.
  • To consider through group work and discussion how best to apply these legal principles in practice.
  • To enhance particpants’ confidence in engaging with mojo journalism in a manner compliant with their legal and regulatory obligations.


Training Method

The course comprises a half-day seminar (x3 hours) during which a slide presentation and discussion with the group will take place covering the topics outlined in Course Objectives above.
 

Trainer

This course will be delivered by either Andrea Martin or Sarah Kieran from MediaLawyer Solicitors in Dublin. MediaLawyer Solicitors is a boutique legal firm providing legal services to the media and entertainment industries.   Both Andrea and Sarah have been delivering courses for Learning Waves since it was set up.  Andrea and Sarah specialise in Media Law and both bring a wealth of experience to the training arena, having both worked in RTE and currently act as advisors to the State Broadcaster on various external productions.  Andrea is founder and principal of MediaLawyer and is recognised internationally for her expertise in this area.  Sarah is a partner in MediaLawyer Solicitors and is an Irish qualified solicitor who cut her teeth as a media lawyer in RTE.