DILEMMAS IN JOURNALISM: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will investigate the ethical and legal questions that confront journalists on an everyday basis, and the new dilemmas forged by rapidly evolving media technologies. To what extent have the ground rules changed with the explosion of new kinds of media content and platforms? Students explore how privacy, freedom of information, professional liability, conflict of interest, copyright and fair dealing, defamation, and confidentiality are dealt with by the law, through journalist codes of practice, and by media institutions. In this subject we will draw on the expertise of a range of experts and media professionals.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Gregory
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Students must complete 30 credit points of 1st year Journalism, Strategic Communications or Media subjects.
Incompatible subjects JRN3DIJ
Special conditions Must be enrolled in either the Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Journalism (Sport), Bachelor of Media (ABM), Bachelor of Strategic Communication (ABSC or ABSCB), or a Journalism major in the Bachelor of Arts (or associated double degrees: Law/Arts, Arts/Science, Arts/Health Science, Arts/Accounting, Arts/Economics).
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Journalism Ethics For The Digital Age||Recommended||Denis Muller||SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS (MELBOURNE & LONDON), PUBLICATION DATE: 2014.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Gregory
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|Five quizzes (1,000 words equivalent)||20|
|One 1,500 word essay||40|
|Online features (1,500 word equivalent).||40|