Title

Give us a fair go! Legal obstacles to reporting sport on the Internet

Document Type

Article

Department

Graduate School of Media and Communications

Abstract

As the Internet becomes a mainstream conduit for business and communication, it can no longer be referred to as a “lawless frontier" (De Zwart 1999, 112). The laws that regulate this environment, however, are not always obvious, particularly to reporters who have to collect stories for online newspapers, which are facing competition from their traditional sources of information. This article uses a case study of on-line sport to examine the legal pitfalls facing journalists reporting on-line.

Publication

Ejournalist