Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media

Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media

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We live in a world of proliferating media devices, social media usage, media convergence and mobility. In a culturally diverse world, the globalisation of media calls for a comparative understanding of the legal and ethical issues that are confronting the user and the practitioner in his unique social context. 'Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media' offers a concise and much-needed discussion of the social issues and ramifications of media interaction around the world. Using different national examples, and an accessible style, Dwyer explores key frameworks and concepts that will engage and challenge the contemporary reader's ideas about media practice.

Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media foregrounds the rapidly changing media and communications industries and offers:

- Accessible and contemporary discussion of key ethical and legal concepts for the student beginning his or her media career

- Overviews of crucial ethical frameworks for understanding responsible media practice

- Comparisons of international legal and media systems

- Key examples of traditional and new media

- Brief summaries of complex areas of media law, regulation and policy
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 10.16mm | 225g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2012 ed.
  • 168 p.
  • 0230244610
  • 9780230244610
  • 650,013

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We live in a world of proliferating media devices, ever-increasing social media usage, media convergence and mobility. In a culturally diverse world, the globalisation of media calls for an understanding of the legal and ethical issues that are confronting the user and the practitioner in their unique social context. Using different national examples from around the world, Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media offers a much-needed discussion of contemporary social issues and ramifications of media interaction around the world. Tim Dwyer - Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney - explores key frameworks and concepts that will engage and challenge the reader's ideas about the legal and ethical issues surrounding media practice today. Written in a concise and accessible style, this book foregrounds the rapidly changing media and communications industries, and is essential reading for all media and communications students, researchers and practitioners. Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media offers: - Accessible and contemporary discussion of key ethical and legal concepts for the student beginning his or her media career - Overviews of crucial ethical frameworks for understanding responsible media practice - Comparisons of international legal and media systems - Key examples of traditional and new media - Brief summaries of complex areas of media law, regulation and policy
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Table of contents

Introduction Legal, Ethical and Media Systems.- Defamation and the Protection of Reputations.- Confidential Information and Privacy.- Intellectual Property and Modes of Regulation.- Media Law, Policy, and the Public Interest.- Conclusion.
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Review quote

"Despite being awash with information, citizens are struggling to stay informed about pressing issues of the day. Dwyer's perceptive exploration of our everyday engagements with media institutions striving to redefine what counts as the public interest - where all too often social responsibility gives way to corporate priorities - casts fresh light on a host of important legal and ethical questions. This book is a very welcome contribution to current debates for students and researchers alike"-Stuart Allan, Professor of Journalism in the Media School, Bournemouth University
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About Timothy Dwyer

TIM DWYER is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, Australia. He teaches media law and ethics to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and his research focuses on the critical evaluation of media and communications industries, regulation, media ethics and policy. He is the author of Media Convergence(2010) and the co-editor (with Virginia Nightingale) of New Media Worlds: Challenges for Convergence(2007).
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