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ACC213 - Media Law and Ethics

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

Warrnambool students to contact Student Services for enrolment advice

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Janine Little

Trimester 2: John Mullen

Prerequisite:

Two units at level 1

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALR205 and ALJ313

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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

Written Assignment 1, 2000 words 50%

Written Assignment 2, 2000 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

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