Digital Communication Ethics

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for COMMS 208.


Addresses applied ethical issues arising in digital journalism, social media, “big data” surveillance and privacy, algorithmic bias, and software design. As digital media expand beyond the personal computer, there is an increase of ethical issues pertaining to mobile devices, GPS navigation, biometric modelling, artificial intelligence, and the ever-expanding range of wired devices tracking us through the so-called ‘internet of things’.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for COMMS 208.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Ethan Plaut


COMMS 208: 15 points


60 points passed