- Intro - providing an historical & analytical frame
- British newspaper from roughly 1880 to the WWI
- Australian press up to the 1970s
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Essay 1 (40%)
- Assignment 2 - Essay 2 (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Online Discussion (20%)
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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Learn about the role of the newspaper in the history of modern Western society. You will focus on the emergence of mass circulation and new forms of journalism in the second half of the nineteenth century. The role of the English critical weeklies and more radical alternative newspapers will also be examined. The development of Australian newspapers and their function from colonial times through Federation to the contemporary period will also be a major area of study.
You will explore historical topics and events such as: commercialisation of the press; political opinion; cultural authority; structure and ownership of the press; historical analysis of aspects of newspapers; relationship between mainstream and radical press; journalism as a profession and the effects of commercialisation on journalism.
This subject provides you with an opportunity to explore one of the most important and influential cultural forms of the modern world - the newspaper.