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Journalists and broadcasters face so many unique challenges every day, and that’s all part of the excitement of the job, but it’s not without its risks.

As most journalists work on a self-employed, freelance basis, these additional risks have to be considered, and indeed covered, by you, rather than the company you are working for. Journalist insurance is essential within this field as well as media insurance and film insurance dependent upon your profession.

Whilst many acknowledge this as just another requirement of the job, it does open you up to a level of risk that wouldn’t be seen in other professions. For this reason, it’s important to ensure your media insurance policy is created with your needs in mind.

From public liability insurance to professional indemnity insurance, Caunce O’Hara can have you covered in just a few clicks so that you can rest assured that you have the necessary levels of protection for the best premium possible.


Caunce O’Hara insurance for Creative professionals includes:


Our business insurance policies include:

Call one of our award-winning team today on 0333 321 1403 for a quotation and to discuss your business insurance needs or click to get a quick online quote in minutes!


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What Media Insurance Do I Need?

Build your custom media insurance policy. We offer:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

    As a journalist or broadcaster, there are sometimes scenarios that you put yourself in to gain an edge on the competition and get a story before others are able to. With this in mind, it’s important to consider a company that fully understands the differences in insurance for journalists over other professionals and the level of protection required in any given circumstance. With media professional liability insurance you will be protected against any legal claims against you, which can be anything from copyright infringement to contract disputes. Although a situation requiring media professional liability insurance might be rare, it’s still important to ensure you are covered.

  • Business Combined Insurance

    Rather than piecing together lots of individual insurance policies, we provide a business combined insurance policy that includes everything you would need to protect your career and business. This includes public liability insurance, employer’s liability insurance, office contents insurance and directors and officers insurance. This type of media insurance will ensure that you are covered in the event a member of the public makes a claim against you, or if a worker is injured while you are employing them and they make a claim against you. This type of comprehensive media insurance is essential for providing peace of mind.

  • Tax Enquiry & Legal Expenses Insurance & Contract Review

    Protects your business against the costs of legal action taken against you, including contract disputes, debt recovery, tax, VAT and HMRCTax Enquiry & Legal Expenses Insurance & Contract Review investigations. £100,000 cover for just £75 a year.
    IR35 Contract Reviews available for only £60.00 per contract when you purchase this policy.
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  • Travel Insurance

    Journalists and broadcasters travel a lot for work, this is just a fact of the job. With this in mind, it makes sense to protect yourself while you are travelling, whether you’re just travelling across the city for an interview or you’re heading overseas to get the scoop. Our travel insurance for media professionals goes above and beyond by also offering cover for business and personal trips throughout the UK and around the world.

  • Public Liability Insurance

    Up to £2m cover for legal fees and damages if one of your employees causes injury or damage to your customers or their business.
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  • Competitive pricing
  • Dedicated handlers to assist with your queries
  • Documents issued instantly via e-mail
  • Access to your own claims team
  • Cover for legal defence costs and compensation bills
  • Monthly payments
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  • "Used these before then changed to another broker who could not help me with an update to my insurance. Caunce O'Hara had no problem and set up my insurance in about five minutes. Highly recommended."
  • "All correspondence has always been clear and reply to questions swiftly answered. Cost is very competitive. Would definitely recommend."
  • "Insurance Renewal - Plenty of warning up front as to renewal date, requests for any changes and quote. Reminder leading to actual renewal date. New certificates available on date agreed. Can't complain at all about the service."
  • "A very helpful, kowledgable and adaptable telephone advisor enabled discussion beyond standard questions in order to secure the most approprite insurance honed to my business deeds and relevant discounts. This led to the most comptitive quote over other larger companies."
  • "I have automatically renewed my indemnity insurance for several years but as I have gradually reduced work commitments I needed to discuss my options prior to making a decision about renewal.
    I found the person I dealt with very helpful and knowledgeable about my options."
  • "I have been with Caunce O'Hara for almost 12 years now and am always very pleased with their service and customer support as well as the costs for the cover."
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