Professional Communication: Legal and Ethical Issues, 2nd Edition

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409327328

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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, 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.

 

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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