Units of Study

MECO6902 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Media Practice

Semester 2, 2018  |  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

1x3000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Presentation (20%), 1x1500wd Online comment piece (30%), 1x Seminar participation (10%),

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm

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Lecture 1

 
1 This Lecture occurs once only on 10 September 2018

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm

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The following units are co-taught with other Departments