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JOUR12-230: Ethical and Legal Strategies for Communication

Description

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.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeJOUR12-230
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

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.

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge of news practice is expected

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018