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This module is a detailed, critical and reflective course in applied media ethics. It locates the area of study in classical ethics, introduces important ethical concepts, and applies those concepts to real-world case studies, with particular attention paid to the unique ethical issues surrounding new and digital media, across a spectrum of media. The module is particularly geared toward an era of converged media practice.Indicative Syllabus
Defining the area of study and locating it in the philosophical tradition
An introduction to ethics
Ethical models and codes: Professional codes, across disciplines and platforms.
Ethics and sourcing
Photo and video ethics
Conflicts of interest/ Personal and Institutional
Taste and harm
Privacy in the digital age
Image Ethics in the Digital Age: Digital Manipulation and other forms of embellishment
Ethics, race, gender, nationality, class, religion and sexual orientation
Ethics in the workplace.
Total Contact Teaching Hours:12
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