“Rowbottom's book is both welcome and timely. It is also, without doubt, a tour de force that not only significantly contributes to, but also moves forward, the media law canon... Rowbottom has managed to strike a very difficult balance: this book is accessible to a wide range of audiences, yet it provides a depth of analysis and insight that will make it invaluable to media law scholars, practitioners and students.” – Peter Coe,
Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly
“The book gives the student reader a thorough and detailed account of the media law landscape. It offers up a wide-ranging and perceptive theoretical backdrop to debates on freedom of the individual versus freedom of the press, the thorny issue of privacy and where privacy rights lie, as well as incisive insights into topics as disparate as contempt, open justice and
The book capably takes in its stride recent developments in media law and journalism since the Leveson Inquiry and how the press has adapted to a new ethical and regulatory framework and examines whether there has indeed a been a 'chilling effect' on the media since thew hacking scandal.
A vigorous and challenging book, it is a must for students of media law and those interested in the new media landscape.” – Dave Porter,
Manchester Metropolitan University