Ethical and Legal Strategies for Communication
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Communication, Ethics, Legal Studies, Media Studies
Taught In English
Prior knowledge of news practice is expected
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject addresses ethical and legal issues that arise out of communication and media studies. It is concerned both with the ethical theory and its application to the area of communication and with specific moral and legal questions which arise for media and communication professionals, particularly journalists. The focus is on strategies communication and media professionals can adopt to avoid ethical and legal problems.Learning Objectives1. Demonstrable understanding of the key areas of media law and social media law affecting journalists and other media professionals, particularly defamation and contempt of court.
2. The ability to write a clear, concise and interesting court report within a news deadline and within legal constraints.
3. Demonstrable understanding of the key areas of media ethics affecting journalists and other media professionals, particularly privacy, trauma and tragedy, commercial pressures and deception.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.