All references using actual quotes, paraphrase, or specific arguments, should employ page numbers. The essay is based on the unit content and should engage with the set readings, as well as show evidence of wider scholarly research. Essays must follow proper scholarly formatting (including double spacing and pagination) and referencing in order to avoid penalties for presentation.
The essays will be assessed primarily according to clarity of expression; structure and strength of argument; use of media texts to support argument; use of academic texts to support argument; and, originality of thought (Refer to assessment criteria in UoS for further information).
This is a 2500 words essay about the ethical issues in media practice. Please discuss how effectively legal and ethical frameworks may be applied to various information ‘leaking' activities. Do shield, whistleblower protection, confidentiality or other laws offer realistic public interest objectives in the context of new media developments such as the Wikileaks organisation?