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POLS317 News Media and International Crises

The interaction between the news media and the state during international crises, examples of which include traditional wars, 'uncivil wars' and the 'war on terror'.

Why do the media report some international crises and not others? And why do they report them the way they do? Do the media provide a distorted picture of wars, terrorism, protest and environmental disasters?

Paper title News Media and International Crises
Paper code POLS317
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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18 200-level POLS points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Dr Chris Rudd
Paper Structure
The first part of the paper examines various theoretical approaches to analysing media content.

The second part of the paper involves students analysing media coverage of any international crises of their choice.
Teaching Arrangements
There is no course reader or textbook that you need to purchase for this paper.
Course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this paper students will have
  • Understanding of the main theoretical approaches to understanding media content
  • The ability to conduct self-directed research

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Not offered in 2018

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system