PR 405 – Communication and Media Ethics

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PR 405 – Communication and Media Ethics; Weekly hours: 2+1, ECTS: 5
The course also aims to equip future media professionals with sensitivity to moral values under challenge as well as the necessary skills in critical thinking and decision making for navigating their roles and responsibilities in relation to them. At the end of the semester, students should be able to identify a range of moral problems and issues commonly associated with the media in society. They should be able to analyze these problems and their components, make informed judgments based on ethical theory and offer possible solutions to these issues. Corporative principles and ethics in the media, principles of journalism ethics, media and violence, war reporting, reporting of terrorism and crime, ethics in advertising, ethics in new media, media regulation and Media Law, ethics of media entertainment and media tabloidization, freedom of expression and media ethics – censorship, self-censorship, moderation and content filtering, media and moral panic an questions of privacy and surveillance will be addressed.