Units of Study

MECO6926 - International Media Practice

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona R. Martin

Description

This unit considers variation among international media practice by studying the media systems, professional practices and media content of a number of countries in different regions across the world, including France, Mexico, the U.S.A., Lebanon and China, in relation to concepts of global citizenship, cultural pluralism, and intercultural media competence. The unit introduces students to theoretical issues in media studies and encourages development of knowledge and skills in comparing and evaluating international media practices across media systems and cultures.

Assessments

1x1500wd critical review (25%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd media commentary file (25%) and participation (10%)

Textbooks

Course Reader
Thussu, Daya Kishan (2006) International Communication: Continuity and Change, 2nd edn., Arnold, London
Tunstall, Jeremy (2008) The Media Were American-U.S. Media in Decline, Oxford University Press, New York

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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