The political roles, functions and effects of the media in New Zealand.
How do we know that the media’s powerful influence is being used to help inform citizens about public issues, to hold public officials accountable for their actions, to help reflect public opinion, or to provide a forum for public debate? Is it possible the media is being used as a propaganda tool to defend the economic, social and political agendas of privileged groups in society? And is social media designed to maximise profit or maximise democracy? These are the questions that this course seeks to explore.
|Paper title||Politics and the Media in New Zealand|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level POLS points
- POLS 215
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is 100% internally assessed, involves group work and has terms requirements.
There is no required textbook for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Teamwork, Communication, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper should develop in the following areas:
- Cognitive: knowledge of major theories of politics-media relationship
- Behavioural skills: oral and written communication, teamwork, collaboration and cooperation
- Affective: ability to empathise with different viewpoints