ACC213 - Media Law and Ethics
|Year:||2019 unit information|
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)
Trimester 1: Janine Little
Trimester 2: Janine Little
Two units at level 1
ALR205 and ALJ313
Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week
Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities x 2 hours per week. This will involve a range of activities including seminar recordings, and synchronous and asynchronous participation in online classroom activities.
This unit provides students with groundwork practical knowledge to deal with legal and ethical issues that may arise from their work as communication professionals or as users of media communication. The unit takes a problem-based learning (case study) approach to working with students to develop an understanding of laws and regulations that influence journalism in Australia; highlight potential problem areas for journalists, focusing in particular on privacy, defamation, contempt of court; copyright; the Competition and Consumer Act and the ethical obligations of journalists as media professionals.
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Essay (2000 words or equivalent) - 50%
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay (2000 words or equivalent) - 50%
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