University of Technology Sydney

52640 Media Law and Ethics



This subject begins with a historical view of Australian and international media law and ethics and traces the dilemmas and decisions impacting journalism and the communication industries through contemporary case law. Students examine the impact of convergence on the legal parameters within which media professionals operate and the increased sophistication of and citizen interaction with digital and social media technologies. Students consider the commercial, social and political underpinnings of legacy media as contributing factors in the news media’s contemporary struggles alongside the new ethical boundaries being drawn to accommodate the production of media content in a digital world. In this subject, students become familiar with the latest verification tools being used to combat the alarming rise of mis- and dis-information.

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Autumn session, City campus

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