Units of Study
MECO6902 - Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Timothy Dwyer
Phone: +61 2 9036 5058
MECO6902 will introduce students to key legal and ethical issues relevant to journalism and the professional fields of public communication. Students will be given an introductory survey of the main ethical theories in Western thought to establish a framework within which to examine specific ethical issues that relate to media. They will also be introduced to the structure of Australia's legal system and to those aspects of the law that impinge on the work of media professionals.
1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x1000wd online comment piece (30%), participation (10%)
Beal, E. and Beattie, S. (2007) Connect and Converge: Australian Media and Communications Law, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
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