Media Law and Context
To introduce students to sociocultural, economic, political and legal contexts that influence journalists, journalism and related communications media in New Zealand
- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this course the student will be able to:
1. Research and analyse Aotearoa New Zealand sociocultural, political and economic contexts and their significance to journalism and related communications media.
2. Analyse te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te ao Maori (worldview) and tikanga Maori (protocols) as related to (a) the student as an individual and (b) journalism practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
3. Analyse diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand.
4. Apply key legislation, industry bodies and professional ethics that relate to journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- • History of journalism in NZ
• The media and sociocultural / political / economic contexts and issues
• Current affairs
• Media law
• Official Information Act
• BSA, Press Council, any other relevant regulatory bodies
• Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Te ao Maaori, Tikanga Maaori and marae protocols
• Critical thinking skills
• Digital skills for research, communication and presentation
• Reflective writing and journaling
- Assessment Criteria
- Criteria to Pass this Module:
Students must gain an overall mark of 50% to be successful in this course
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- A list of recommended resources is provided in the course outline.