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ALJ313 - Media Law and Ethics

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Offering information:

*Warrnambool students are encouraged to enrol in the off campus mode.

Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X*)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Little

Students must have successfully completed 2 units from the Journalism major sequence.

Incompatible with: ALR205
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit studies the ethical and legal framework governing journalists in Australia. It will look at journalists' rights and risks and the problems raised for the media by restraints on freedom of expression. The unit will focus in particular on ethical codes of practice, and legal issues such as defamation, contempt of court and copyright.


Two essays 2000 words each 50% each.

All assignments must be typed or printed from a word processor. Students must complete all items of assessment in this unit. If they do not complete every piece they will be awarded a fail for the unit.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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