LAW AND ETHICS IN JOURNALISM
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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesAll assessable work, lectures and tutorials,and guest lectures from industry and other relevant professionals.
Incompatible subjectsJRN2DIJ OR JRN3DIJ OR JRN4LEJ
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen
Block ModeWeek: 31 - 43
Twelve 3.00 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weeks 1-3 of semester Two days - each day 2x3 hour seminars with 1 hour break
Court story plan 500 words
|Other||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6|
Court story plus breakout box and reflective piece 1500 words equivalent.
|Other||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
Essay 2500 words
|Assignment||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6, SILO7|