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Media Law and Ethics (MCC245)
|School||School of Arts|
|Description||All professional communicators need to be aware of their legal and ethical rights, obligations and responsibilities. This unit examines the laws affecting journalists, public relations practitioners and editors in Australia. It will engage students in the ethical issues that face communicators on the job, and consider the ethical issues for each of the communication professions.|
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures: 1 hour twice a week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed JOU345 Media, Law and Ethics or JOU324 Journalism: Professional and Legal Frameworks may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|
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