Media Globalisation (MECO3605)


This unit aims to demonstrate the complexity of media globalisation and to examine in depth some of the common assumptions associated with the term. The unit considers the interplay among the global, regional, and local in contemporary media organizations as well as the role that new technologies play in contemporary formations of global media. It aims to assist students consolidate their critical understanding of the transformations of existing media, with a particular emphasis on the political economy of online, mobile and digital communications.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x500wd equivalent Tutorial presentation/debate (20%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Senior credit points from Media and Communications



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