Subject details

At the completion of this subject you should have knowledge of and be able to understand:

  1. theoretical approaches to journalism as a global cultural practice
  2. ways in which journalism operates in the global media environment
  3. journalism practices across cultures
  4. the nature and extent of alternative media approaches internationally
  5. relationships between journalism and other social institutions.

At the completion of this subject you will have acquired:

  1. research, writing, and analytical skills appropriate for the new communication environment
  2. specific knowledge of globalisation and communication theory and how this critically informs journalism practice in different cultural environments
  3. an understanding of concepts of cross-cultural communication
  4. problem-solving approaches and techniques relevant to journalism practice internationally
  5. the ability to apply a range of problem-solving and critical analysis skills to chosen case studies
  6. organisational, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Topics

    • Globalisation and journalism
    • War journalism and peace journalism
    • International journalism practices
    • Regional Case Studies
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

Others

You must complete Level 1 and 2 Communication studies before starting this subject.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Explore how journalism is theorised and practised in a global media environment. Firstly, you will look at the different roles of journalism as a global cultural resource and examine international case studies based on current events. You will be encouraged to nominate locations on which to focus analysis.

Upon completion of this subject you will have a deeper understanding of the theoretical approaches to journalism as a global cultural practice, the ways in which journalism operates in the global media environment, how journalism is practised across cultures, the nature and extent of alternative media approaches internationally and the relationships between journalism and other social institutions.

  • Online Discussion (25%)
  • Report (25%)
  • Essay (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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