Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media (Key Concerns in Media Studies) (Paperback)
Looking at issues from defamation to intellectual property, this book gives a short and lively introduction to legal and ethical issues in the media. The text explains concepts relevant to traditional media practice in the press, television and radio, as well as those within new media contexts such as online news and social networking site.
About the Author
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).
"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