Module Title:Media Law
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of lectures, tutorials, screenings, group discussions, practical workshops and field trips.
Module Aim: To give the students the necessary skills to identify legal requirements for media production.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the legal requirements and laws relating to media production
LO2 Research and analyse the various forms of editorial control in the media
LO3 Develop a comprehensive knowledge of broadcasting and media institutional codes of practice
LO4 Work as a member of a team to develop appropriate interpersonal and communication skills.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Freedom of expression
Freedom of expression and its role in the constitution. The balancing act between freedom of expression and protection of citizens' rights.
Defamation
The defamation act and the issues around defamation for media practitioners. Questions of defamation in a digital landscape.
Privacy
The legislation concerning privacy in Ireland.
Editorial Policy and Compliance
Broadcasting editorial policy and compliance. The issues around censorship in Ireland
Intellectual Property
Copyright and clearances for media practitioners
Contract Law
Contract law for media practitioners. Options and agreements for existing work.
Institutions
Media institutions and legislative structures.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay An essay examining the theoretical and institutional media codes 2,3 20.00 n/a
Examination Examining legal issues relevant to media programmes 1,3 20.00 n/a
Project A topical case study on a specific media project or production 1,2,3,4 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 3.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science(Honours) in TV and Media Production 7 Mandatory