Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial per week |
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Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications), Master of Publishing and Communications, Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing, or Master of Global Media Communication
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Beth Driscoll
This subject addresses ethical issues and legal constraints involved in publishing for print and digital media. It will review existing ethical codes and the mechanisms established to police them, as well as offering an overview of how publishing practices are shaped by legislative provisions relating to such matters as intellectual property, privacy, defamation and respect for cultural differences. On successfully completing this subject, students will have gained an understanding of a wide range of ethical and legal considerations.
2000 word defamation and contempt assignment 40% (due mid-semester), and final 3000 word essay 60% (due in the examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
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Subject readings will be available. The Journalist's Guide to Media Law: 4th edition (Mark Pearson and Mark Polden)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) |
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications)
100 Point Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics |
100 Point Master of Global Media Communication
100 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
150 Point Master of Global Media Communication
150 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
200 Point Master of Global Media Communication
200 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
200 points Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics
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