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Question: Compare and contrast TWO case studies in communication (PR, journalism, media production) for what they tell us about the importance of legal considerations to professional practice – i.e. why do your chosen cases teach you something, and what do they teach you?

NB: What you are engaging in with this assignment is Reflective Practice. This means reflecting on actual examples and applying your informed observations to an argument about professional communication.

You can select examples from the unit topics from Contempt of Court through to Copyright, but the idea is not to mention every unit topic for the sake of it, but to select the material that does relate, and drive your analysis.

Advice and Guidance

  • Please avoid leaving this assignment until the last minute. If you have not passed the first assignment and have doubts about your ability to devote the required time to this second 50% assignment, and the revision of reading/topic study required for its successful completion, it is advisable to consider deferring enrolment in the unit.
  • You should refer to at least one case study in your answer and refer to topics covered up to the due date of this assignment, without needing to stretch across every single one. The idea is to select the material that relates to your chosen case study/studies, and not to refer to all topics for no benefit to your analysis.
  • Please answer the question without the use of long, generalised and/or unsupported comment at the introduction. This is NOT demonstrating scholarly research.
  • Professional communication principles apply, i.e. get to the point as concisely and clearly as possible. The reader should be clear about the point before they reach the end of the first page.
  • This will be easier if you a) keep up with the Topic content and readings, and b) start the assignment early, recognising that it does require research of scholarly and media material.

    Be careful not to use unacknowledged material from a previous assignment in this unit, or from the internet, as this will be detected (even if words are changed) and/or manual checking of references by marker(s). We are obligated by policy to report any suspected plagiarism and/or collusion.

    Note: Assessors are not permitted to correspond with students directly after submissions are referred to the Faculty Integrity Committee.

    On Content and Format

  • Word count does not include reference list or in text references
  • It is essential that you follow the Harvard Referencing Guide (available via Deakin Sync/Study or the Finding Academic and Scholarly Sources module in the Assessments folder in “Resources”
  • Format – at least 12pt font, 1.5 or double line spacing, page numbers
  • Uploaded file must be in either MS Word or PDF, to enable Turnitin to read it. Other file types will not be marked. Until the correct file is available for marking and Turnitin checking, late penalties have to be applied until the correct file is submitted.
  • English as Additional Language students can obtain assignment advice and support from the Language and Learning Advisors at DSA
  • Refer to readings supplied in E Readings and also conduct your own research to support your argument
  • On Approach

  • You can select your own case study, relevant to your area of communication practice (i.e. journalism, PR,)
  • Previous students have written about, for e.g.–

    o Defamation and the truth defence in Australia via major case(s) review and discussion

    o Media freedom and the use of confidential sources/whistle- blowers

    o Political interests in media ownership in India and the impact on journalism/media freedom

    o A country case study (e.g. India, Philippines) in relation to advertising legal restraints or lack of them, comparison of Australian and American defamation cases; PR major case study (e.g. McLibel, BP Deepwater Horizon)

  • Support your reflection with your selected example (s) and good secondary material (unit readings AND other scholarly material).
  • Random Google search findings are ok for the early part of your research but should develop from there, into selecting material that complements your clear use of UNIT READINGS
  • Wikipedia is not a scholarly research source. It does provide leads to such sources at the Reference List on most entries.
  • All other advice as per assignment 1 applies.