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Social Media, Law and Ethics - MECO801

This unit will give students an advanced understanding of key legal and ethical issues that are relevant to media practice and journalism in the contemporary media landscape. It will offer students without a law background a practical understanding of the legal principles that underpin key emergent areas of online and social media regulation with a focus on how the law is evolving to deal with new technologies and platforms. Students will also gain a sophisticated appreciation of the ethical framework that underpin regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation and their rationale. The unit will engage students in complex critical reflection about the contemporary media, law and ethics.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Nicole Anderson, Professor Catherine Lumby

Admission to MFJ or MIntComm or MIntCommMIntRel or MIntBusMIntComm or MCreIndMFJ Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

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