In October 2010 I completed a project investigating media law for small or individual online publishers based in the UK. I called it ‘Keeping It Legal Without the Night Lawyer’.

Some of the findings are included in this paper for Cultural Policy, Criticism and Management Research journal:

Navigating digital publishing law without a ‘night lawyer’: an exploration of informal legal support networks
Judith Townend

Here are the main online elements:

Survey: Media law for online publishers

Help Me Investigate group

Courts data

Event / news / comment


  • Part I, with Jon Slattery, journalist and blogger; and Adam Westbrook, journalist and multimedia trainer
  • Part II, with Connie St Louis, broadcaster and head of Science Journalism MA at City University London; and Richard Wilson, blogger and author.
  • Part III, with Robert Dougans, solicitor, Bryan Cave LLP

Event: Reframing Libel


Updates [2012]

Some useful links

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