Units of Study

MECO6902 - Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Giles


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 systems. They will also be introduced to the structure of Australia's legal system in comparison with other legal systems, and explore selected law, regulation and policy issues.


1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x1000wd online comment piece (30%), participation (10%)


Recommended text:
Dwyer, T. (2012) Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media. London. UK. Palgrave Macmillan


1x2-hr seminar/week

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