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ACC213 - Media Law and Ethics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Little

Two units at level 1



Incompatible with:

ALR205 and ALJ313

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


Written Assignment 1, 2000 words 50%

Written Assignment 2, 2000 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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