JN2011 - Communication Law and Ethics: Writing for the Digital World
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Arts, Society & Education
This subject focuses on the impact of digital culture and new medial on reading, writing
and ethical practices, as well as research methodologies in the field of communication
and the mass media. It emphasises the development of writing and production skills
across a variety of media, including social media. It develops print, audio, screen
and online literacies that address the many challenges and complexities of composing
ethical, responsible and even critical arguments in the 21st century.
- practice those styles and formats and be able to write in a variety of media formats
and genres for specific audiences;
- critically discuss factors that impact media writing and media careers including media
law and ethics, economic issues, audiences, social media, traditional media standards
and new media;
- analyse and discuss multiple roles of writing in multimedia production;
- apply skills in writing using the different styles and formats encountered as a multimedia
- tutorial attendance and participation (20%)
- assignments (30%)
- multimedia writing portfolio (50%).
|Students do not need prior technological skills to be successful in this subject but
they need to be prepared to explore and engage with a variety of multimodal authoring
technologies such as audio and video editing software, blogs, wikis and other applications.
They will be trained in writing for the Web and will develop additional skills in
data visualisation design photography etc. Some of these skills would have been picked
up in other subjects offered in the Multimedia Journalism and Writing major.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 13 hours lectures
- 24 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest