This groundbreaking contribution to legal knowledge will be useful to researchers, academics, students and practitioners working in media and communications law. It will enable lawyers outside the US to make more informed use of US law and commentary and it sets out, in an accessible manner, the intricacies of English and Australian defamation law and practice for US legal readers.
Andrew T. Kenyon is a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne, where he directs the CMCL, Centre for Media and Communications Law. He researches in comparative media law - especially defamation, free speech, and electronic media regulation - examining social and cultural aspects of law as well as legal doctrine. He also researches in art and law, particularly in copyright and the creative arts. These interests come together in his role as editor of the refereed international journal the Media & Arts Law Review.
Media Ethics at Work: True Stories from Young Professionals (By Lee Anne Peck and Guy S. Reel) transforms students into confident, self-reliant, and ethical decision makers, prepared to resolve moral dilemmas from day one of their first media job or internship. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this text continues to engage students with true stories of young professionals working in today’s multimedia news and strategic communications organizations, helping readers create meaningful connections to real-world applications. Each story is presented as a narrative, so students can work through the ethical dilemmas as they unfold, encouraging readers to think about and ask the question: “What would I do if this happened to me?” By creating a more personalized experience for students beginning their first entry-level media jobs or internship, this book helps readers develop their own ethical standards and apply in the workplace what they have learned.
Using case studies, judgement call boxes and further reading, Understanding Media Ethics clarifies the moral concepts in media contexts, and enables students to apply them to practical decision making through real-life worked examples.
Covering key topics such as media freedoms, censorship, privacy, standards, taste, regulation, codes of practice and the ethics of representation, this is an essential guide for students in journalism, media, communication and public relations.