COM319 Media Ethics and Public Policy (8)
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The subject introduces students to ethical issues that arise in the Media on the basis of ethical principles and values justified in turn, on the basis of contemporary ethical theories. Students will identify and critically examine and evaluate specific ethical issues that arise in practice by reference to real case studies, professional codes of ethics and ethical principles. These will include professional issues that relate to practice as well as to media policy, particularly issues of cross-media ownership laws. In addition, the subject will also incorporate the examination and evaluation of ethical issues that relate to media law, specifically, the law of defamation and the law pertaining to copyright and intellectual property.