* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Students examine the basic conflicts of principle and practice confronting media producers, journalists, public relations practitioners and other media practitioners across multiple media platforms from traditional newspapers and broadcast to digital and convergent media. Students will be exposed to a broad range of media which may include news media, advertising, public relations, documentary, social media and gaming. Students will engage with ethical practice from the different perspectives of audience, industry and media producer. Students will analyse the competing claims of privacy and the public's right-to-know; the justification of censorship against the demands of freedom of expression; the reporting and representation of minorities; sexism; racism; ageism; and the issue of commercial imperatives and ethical practice in a global media sphere.
One 1,000-word ethical reflection essay (20%); one 2,000-word research essay (40%), two-hour examination (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Five hours class contact fortnightly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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