COMS233-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Media Law for Journalists

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

By the end of this course students are expected to have a basic understanding of the range and impact of laws and regulations restricting the media and journalists in New Zealand, including their underpinning principles.

This course introduces you to the legal basics that every journalist should know, by examining the key laws and regulations affecting the media and journalists. You'll develop a critical understanding of basic media law and relevant regulations, as well as practical skills in court reporting.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you're expected to have a basic understanding of the range and impact of laws and regulations restricting the media and journalists in New Zealand, including their underpinning principles. You should be able to demonstrate:

1.     an understanding of the range and impact of laws and regulations restricting the media and journalists in New Zealand, including their underpinning principles
2.     effective organisational and time management skills, including an ability to meet deadlines
3.     an ability to write and edit journalism to recognised industry standards
4.     an ability to identify and act within ethical, legal and regulatory obligations
5.     an ability to critically evaluate journalism practice

Pre-requisites

Limited Entry: Subject to admission to the Journalism Major and permission from the Head of Department.

Restrictions

Course Coordinator

Tara Ross

Lecturer

Ursula Cheer

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $879.00

International fee $3,477.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 25

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All COMS233 Occurrences

  • COMS233-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020