Bringing together issues of theory and praxis, this paper concerns the impact of global media on politics, culture and everyday life as well as the organisation of global media, industrial and cultural practices in the information age. What is a media event? Who is in control of the media? How do the media shape culture and politics?
We will examine the complex local, national and global relationships that have developed in response to world-wide processes.
About this paper
|Culture, Politics, Policy and Global Media
|Media, Film and Communication
|Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
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- 18 200-level MFCO or FIME points
- FIME 303
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Associate Professor Hugh Slotten
- Paper Structure
The paper is organised into three sections or modules:
- The first module will focus on the flow of media products on a global scale. We will especially be interested in studying the problem of media imperialism
- The second module will explore major issues connected with the problem of global media ownership
- The third module will primarily analyse the Internet and global media policy
- Tutorial participation 10%
- Reading analysis essay 15%
- Research essay 30%
- Annotated bibliography 20%
- Final exam 25%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures and one tutorial per week.
Textbook to be advised.
Course readings will be available on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Discuss debates about the meaning and significance of globalisation
- Gain a better appreciation of the flow of news, entertainment and information between different regions of the world
- Appreciate the significance of transnational corporations and their political, cultural and social impact
- Understand the policy-making agenda that shapes contemporary global media
- Understand the impact of globalising forces in local contexts
- Understand how different countries have participated in and/or resisted the globalisation of media production