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Universities

Academic teaching experience and courses for staff & students

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Staff & students professional training

Previous experience includes:

- Social media law and ethics for SAB officers

- Media law and ethics for student media

- Developing your online profile for academics

- Creating impact online for researchers

- Using the media for scientists & academics

- Preparing for media interviews for PhD students

- Consultation on draft social media policies for universities (staff and students)

Bespoke offerings start from £200 per session.

Contact: OnlineMediaLawUK@gmail.com for more.

Academic teaching experience…

  • Social Media and Journalism: Visiting Lecturer (UAL: London College of Communication)

Spring 2019: UG2 Journalism - 4 week lecture and seminar series exploring key sociological and media theories relating to social media and journalism. Week 1: Social media legal and ethical issues for journalists; Week 2: The Attention Economy - emotion and aesthetics online; Week 3: Freedom of expression and its limitations; Week 4: Citizenship, campaigning and collaboration: a new model for online journalism?.

  • Victims: Policy and Politics: Module Leader (City, University of London)

Spring 2019: MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice - 10 week lecture and seminar series exploring policy, practice and theory in relation to Victimology. Exploring issues such as the media construction of victims, measuring victimisation using crime statistics, digital victimisation, intimate victimisation etc. Marking the assessments (a 2,500 word policy briefing document focusing on one area of victimisation).

  • Media Law, Ethics and Regulation: Module Leader (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Autumn 2016 + 2017: UG2 and MA Journalism - 10 week lecture and seminar series covering key issues of media law for professional journalists (Contempt, Defamation, Privacy and Copyright) as well as key regulatory issues. Also investigating issues such as ethics of covering trauma, global rights and risks for journalists abroad, freedom of expression, online and social media journalism, and media pluralism & diversity. Marking the assessments (5,000 words assessing the legal, regulatory and ethical issues within 5 fictional journalism ‘scenarios’).

  • Media Law and Ethics for PR professionals: Guest Lecturer (UAL: London College of Fashion)

Autumn 2016 + 2017 + 2018: UG PR Crisis Management - This two-hour interactive lecture provides an overview of key issues such as contempt of court, defamation, privacy and copyright law, illustrated by case studies, as well as regulatory and ethical issues relevant to the PR industry.

  • Media Law and Ethics for Journalists: Guest Lecturer (UAL: London College of Communication)

Spring 2018 + 2019: UG2 Journalism - Lecture series (four one hour sessions) providing an overview of the key pillars of media law and ethics for journalists: 1: Contempt of court, 2: Defamation (libel), 3: Privacy and Data Protection, and 4: Copyright and Intellectual Property. Interactive ‘scenario’ examples for discussion as part of the session.

  • Practical Law for Filmmakers: Module Leader (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Autumn 2017: MA Filmmaking - Lecture and seminar series (five weeks) providing an overview of key areas of media law and ethics relevant to those working in the film industry, including copyright and intellectual property, libel, defamation, exploitation rights, location permissions, ethical issues, working with children and animals and business/tax matters for production companies. Marking the assessments (5,000 words assessing the legal, regulatory and ethical issues within 5 fictional filmmaking ‘scenarios’).

  • Key Issues in Criminology: Guest Lecturer (City, University of London)

Spring 2016: UG2 Criminology - Lecture title: 'Crime and Anxiety: Managing Youth Cyber Deviance’ (1 hour) This one hour lecture outlines the theoretical, methodological, ethical and practical issues surrounding the ‘management’ of cyber deviance among young people, including an overview of key statistics, existing literature and media constructions of the topic.

  • New Media Challenges: Seminar Leader (City, University of London)

Spring 2016: UG2 - Sociology - 10 week module. Introduces the social consequences of the Internet and the convergence of the previously separate technologies of broadcasting, computing and communications to support what has been (variously) described as ‘the Information Age’, the ‘Network Society’ and/or ‘Cyber-cultures'. Marking the assessments (1,500 word academic essay on a key theory of their choice).

  • Introduction to Criminology: Seminar Leader (City, University of London)

Autumn 2015 + 2016: UG2 - Criminology - 10 week module. Introduces students to the origins and development of criminology, to familiarize them with a range of criminological perspectives and sources of knowledge, and to enable them to debate emerging issues in crime and crime control. Marking the assessments (1,5000 word academic essay on a topic of their choice and grading a presentation in front on peers).