|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||24 September 2023|
Enrolment is not permitted in JRN3100 if JRN2006 has been previously completed
Having a working knowledge of relevant laws and ethical guidelines is imperative for any working journalist. And while legal systems differ from country to country, this course considers the laws that affect journalists and the media. It provides a legal and ethical framework for professional practice, with particular focus on the Australian context.
Journalists are often required to use fast-paced decision-making, much of which has legal or ethical ramifications. As a journalist you will need a working knowledge of the law and the relevant codes that provide guidelines for professional practice. In this course students will examine the Australian legal system from a journalist's perspective, including defamation law, contempt of court and parliament, and the law of copyright. The study of major developments in moral philosophy will form a foundation on which to analyse specific case studies, with particular reference to the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) (Journalists) Code of Ethics.
|Semester 1, 2023||Online|