DILEMMAS IN JOURNALISM: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
Not currently offered
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-ordinatorSteinar Ellingsen
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Requires co-ordinator's approval.
Special conditions This subject is available as an elective for ABMS & ABSC. Available as a core subject for ABA minor in Journalism Sport.
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