Units of Study

GOVT6336 - Media Politics

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter Chen

Description

This unit will examine the politics of news, the institutional basis and processes of its production and how this influences its content. It will analyse the news media as an area of political conflicts and the consequent interests and strategies of various groups in affecting news content. It will examine the way in which news coverage impacts upon political processes and relationships. It will especially examine the role of the news media in election campaigns, policy formation and scandals. Our primary focus is Australia, but there are some comparisons with other affluent liberal democracies.

Assessments

3000wd essays (2x50%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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