Inforrm recently featured a list of media law academic articles published in the last 6 months. Since then we’ve been notified by readers of a number of other items, some slightly outside our chronological cut-off. We’re happy to bend the rules (given that six months is a short time in academic terms) to include them here, and also list some recently published books.


We draw attention to the following:

The Journal of Media Law (by subscription) has now published its December edition which includes these articles:


The eighth edition of Scots Law for Journalists, edited by Rosalind McInnes, solicitor, BBC Scotland, was published last year.

An e-book by former courts reporter Sarah Chapman, ‘Covering Criminal Courts: A Survival Guide’ is aimed at journalists and is available here.

A new book on phone hacking has been published this month (disclosure: I’ve co-authored one of the chapters), The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial, edited by Richard Lance Keeble and John Mair (Arima 2012) and authors include Brian Cathcart, Glenda Cooper, Jackie Newton and Sallyann Duncan, Richard Peppiatt, Alan Rusbridger, John Tulloch, Steven Barnett, Stewart Purvis, Kevin Marsh, Nicholas Jones, John Lloyd and Chris Atkins.

Other recent titles include:

A new edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists, edited by Mark Hanna and Mike Dodd, is due out on 30 March 2012.

Other forthcoming titles listed on Amazon (for publication in 2012-13) include:

Please add your own suggestions for articles and resources in the comments below, or drop me an email and I’ll note them in future round ups.

This round up was compiled for Inforrm by Judith Townend, a freelance journalist and PhD researcher examining legal restraints on the media, who runs the Meeja Law blog. She is @jtownend on Twitter.