Media Law and Ethics
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- 26 Jun 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues arising from normative practice.
- Examine the major laws affecting the work of journalists and other communication professionals in Australia.
- Examine contemporary media ethical issues.
- Explain the tensions between market forces and social responsibilities.
- Identify and evaluate key regulatory and self-regulatory mechanisms and laws which govern mass media.
- Introduction to Media Law and Ethics
- Ethical Thinking
- Ethics and Images
- Representation of Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups
- Representation of Sensitive Issues
- Representation of Crisis and Conflict
- Copyright and Intellectual Property
- Privacy and Confidentiality
- Contempt, Courts and Crime
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Develop your understanding of the legal system and explore ethical implications in the media and communications industry. Build your understanding of laws related to the professional practice of media and other areas of mass communication. You’ll also learn to use ethical decision-making tools to assess professional situations in a wide variety of situations.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Digital Media degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Continuous Assessment - 2700 words (60%)
- Project - 1800 words (40%)
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