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Media Ethics - MECO316

This unit is about the ways in which various narratives are ethically produced, disseminated and represented by the media. As such, it links the skills, knowledge and insights students have gained from various Media programs to relevant future pathways. Questions that this unit will ask are, how are media debates ethically conceived and represented? What are the ethical implications of un-sourced media narratives? How does the media therefore construct and shape culture, society and individuals? The unit will draw on a number of media theories, ethical and practical approaches, as well as previous program content and knowledge to debate the role of the media in shaping public opinion, and ethical decision-making around various narratives, including news stories, and social perceptions. In other words, how are we influenced by media in relation to ethical decision-making more generally?

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Theresa Senft



3cp in MAS or MECO or MMCS units at 300 level

NCCW(s): MAS316
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

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