Essential journalism ethics and regulation

Journalists are expected to work to high ethical standards. Students can expect learning from this module to be integrated into much of their practical journalism work.

This module does not seek to engage in a debate around moral philosophy. It is intended to bring forward ethical issues faced by journalists in their day-to-day work and how they might be resolved.

Assessments will take place within the essential journalism exam, the essential journalism e-portfolio and, to a lesser extent, the essential media law and regulation

Regulation: Much of the learning and assessment of regulation is found in the essential media law and regulation programme of study. However, non-broadcast course students will face an online, multiple-choice regulation test. Broadcast students are tested on regulation in a separate broadcast regulation exam.