Professional Communication: Legal and Ethical Issues, 2nd Edition (eBook)
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Designed for professional communicators (journalists, PR practitioners and literary writers), Professional Communication: Legal and Ethical Issues focuses on the application of legal and ethical principals.
Designed for professional communicators (journalists, PR practitioners and literary writers), Professional Communication: Legal and Ethical Issues focuses on the application of legal and ethical principals, examining the roles of professional communicators in Australia and the legal and ethical problems they face. This text charts the roles of professional communicators in context and looks at the relationship between the media and the legal system, using case studies to illustrate and analyse legal and ethical issues arising for Australian practitioners.
Table of contents
Part 1 - Scoping the Environment
Ch 1 - Positioning professional communication
Ch 2 - Positioning the legal profession
Ch 3 - Professional communication, self-regulation & freedom of speech
Part 2 - Beyond Law
Ch 4 - Ethics and Professional Communication
Ch 5 - Privacy: an ethical and legal conundrum
Part 3 - Sourcing and information gathering
Ch 6 - Right To information and professional communication in Australia
Ch 7 - Open justice v censorship; a delicate balance
Part 4 - Publication and dissemination
Ch 8 - Censorship, contempt & anti-terror laws: a more delicate balance
Ch 9 - Communication and reputation: new challenges for defamation
Ch 10 - Freedom of expression revisited: the defences to defamation
Part 5 - Protecting communication business
Ch 11 - Intellectual property: a new paradigm?
Ch 12 - The new role for contracts
Part 6 - Conclusion
Ch 13 - Future issues for regulating professional communicators