This subject addresses ethical and legal issues that arise out of communication and media studies. It is concerned both with the ethical theory and its application to the area of communication and with specific moral and legal questions which arise for media and communication professionals, particularly journalists. The focus is on strategies communication and media professionals can adopt to avoid ethical and legal problems.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Study abroad||Available to Study Abroad students|
1. Demonstrable understanding of the key areas of media law and social media law affecting journalists and other media professionals, particularly defamation and contempt of court.
2. The ability to write a clear, concise and interesting court report within a news deadline and within legal constraints.
3. Demonstrable understanding of the key areas of media ethics affecting journalists and other media professionals, particularly privacy, trauma and tragedy, commercial pressures and deception.
Prior knowledge of news practice is expected