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Faculty Of Humanities & Social Sciences

JRN2DIJ, 2012

Subject Code:JRN2DIJ
Subject Short Title:DILEMMAS IN JOURNALISM: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
Credit Points:15
Special Conditions:Core subject at second-year for students enrolled in any of ABJ-Bachelor of Journalism, ABJS-Bachelor of Journalism Sport, or ABMS-Bachelor of Media Studies in the Writing stream.
Subject Description: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.
Incompatibles:JRN3DIJ
Class Requirements:one 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour laboratory class per week
Work Experience Indicator:Student is not undertaking work experience in industry
Available to 'Study Abroad' students:Y

Assessment:

Assessment Type%Comments
One 1,500 word essay40
One 1,500 word essay40
Five quizzes (1,000 words equivalent)20

Readings: No Records returned

Subject Coordinator: Dr Lawrie Zion

Subject Availability
BUNDOORA
Semester 2, Day. Mr Steinar Ellingsen (S.Ellingsen@latrobe.edu.au)