Checking date: 09/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Information law in digital environments
Master in Documentary and Journalistic Transmedia Reportage (Plan: 321 - Estudio: 289)

Coordinating teacher: SERNA BILBAO, MARIA NIEVES DE LA

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Required by the Master program
- Acquire basic legal knowledge to create and distribute content on the internet. - Understand the legal implications of the exercise of informational freedoms as well as the legal and social responsibility of professionals and media in the digital environment and journalism. -Be respectful with the Personal Data with which they work - Understand the potential of Transparency in the informational field and know the ways of accessing public information, and in particular, acquire practical knowledge about the procedures for accessing public information, the Administration's transparency portals, journalism from data and citizen journalism. - Develop activities in the digital environment taking into account the basic regulations in force - Detect possible collisions of audiovisual stories with the field of intellectual property and websites and become aware of their possible legal impacts and social influence. - Search for certain legal information and possible solutions to certain problems.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
PROGRAM 1. Limits on the exercise of freedom of information in the Information Society . 2. traditional media to social media 3. The system of copyright applied to online content 4. Legal aspects of online journalism and social media . 5. Audiovisual content
Learning activities and methodology
A) TRAINING ACTIVITIES The continuous assessment system is based on a practice-oriented teaching that aims to reinforce the learning of the theory through direct experience in cases that should facilitate the understanding and management of its content. B) METHODOLOGY TO BE USED Lectures in class by the teacher with the support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed that will serve as a conceptual and analytical basis in connection with the objectives set and with the documentation provided for the study and the bibliography is provided to complement student learning. Critical reading of texts recommended by the professor of the subject: Press articles, reports, manual resolutions and / or academic articles, either for later discussion in class, or to broaden and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. Presentation and discussion in class, under the moderation of the teacher, of topics related to the content of the subject, as well as proposed practical cases Group or individual work . The case studies that arise in the theoretical-practical session may be developed by the students in groups or individually. In general, students must upload the cases worked and analyzed to the Global Classroom within the period indicated by the teacher. . Students must actively participate in the theoretical-practical sessions proposed by the professor. C) TUTORIAL REGIME The tutoring schedules will be published in the global classroom. Likewise, students may obtain personal or group tutorials with prior email.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • COTINO HUESO . Algunas propuestas de mejora de la normativa del derecho de acceso a la información. Dilemata, ISSN-e 1989-7022, Nº. 27, 2018 (Ejemplar dedicado a: El buen gobierno y la transparencia, a caballo entre la Ética y el Derecho), págs. 263-279. 2018
  • Emilio Guichot Reina. Derecho de la Comunicación. Iustel. 2013
  • Emilio Guichot Reina. Nuevos retos de la transparencia. Cuadernos de derecho local, ISSN 1696-0955, 39 49, 2019, págs. 12-31. 2019
  • Emilio Guichot Reina. Derecho de la Comunicación. Iustel ISBN: 978-84-9890-351-5. 2018
  • Emilio Guichot Reina/ Concepción Barrero Rodríguez Árbol académico. El derecho de acceso a la información pública. Tirant lo Blanch, 2020. ISBN 978-84-1378-234-8. 2020
  • Enrique Linde Paniagua, José Maria Vidal Beltrán, Sara Medina González. Derecho audiovisual, 4ª ed.. Colex. 2013
  • Enrique Linde Paniagua, José Maria Vidal Beltrán, Sara Medina González. Derecho audiovisual, 5ª ed.. Colex. 2013
  • TRONCOSO REIGADA ANTONIO. Las redes sociales a la luz de la propuesta del reglamento general de protección de datos personales. IDP: revista de Internet, derecho y política = revista d'Internet, dret i política, ISSN-e 1699-8154, Nº. 16, 2013. 2013
  • VVAA DIR TRONCOSO REIGADA. Comentario al Reglamento General de Protección de Datos y a la Ley Orgánica de Protección de Datos personales y Garantía de los Derechos Digitales. edit Civitas, 2021, ISBN: 978-84-9197-927-2. 2021
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Ana Azurmendi Adarraga. Derecho de la comunicación. Bosch. 2011
  • Carmen Chinchilla Marín, Miguel Azpitarte (dirs.). Estudios sobre la Ley de Comunicación Audiovisual. Aranzadi-Thomson. 2011
  • David Ortega Gutiérrez. El derecho de comunicación. Un estudio periodístico-jurídico. Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces. 2017
  • Dirigida por el Prof. Dr. D. Santiago Muñoz Machado.. Tomo V ¿El audiovisual¿ de la obra Derecho de la regulación económica". Ed. Iustel. Madrid. 2012
  • Mª Pilar Cousido González (dir.). Medios de comunicación, mensajes y derecho a la información. Colex. 2011
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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