Units of Study

MECO6902 - Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Timothy Dwyer
Phone: +61 2 9036 5058
Email: timothy.dwyer@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

 Monday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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Lecture 1

1 This Lecture occurs once only on 8 September 2014

 Tuesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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 Wednesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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 Thursday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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