Units of Study
GOVT2603 - Media Politics
Semester 2a, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Peter Chen
Phone: +61 2 9036 9079
This unit is primarily about news, its production, contents and impacts. It will examine the special demands of different news organisations and of reporting different news areas; the news media as an arena in political conflicts and the consequent interests and strategies of various groups in affecting news content; and the impacts of news on political processes and relationships. Our primary focus is on Australia, but there is some comparison with other affluent liberal democracies. The substantive areas the course will focus on include election reporting, scandals and the reporting of war and terrorism.
2000wd essays (2x45%) and 1x in-class quiz (10%)
Intensive: 3x3-hr lecture/tutorials weeks 2-5; 3x5-hr lecture/tutorials and 3x4-hr lecture/tutorials weekends weeks 2-5.
12 junior credit points in Government
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