US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology


Focusing on television, documentary and new media, this unit explores the role of technology in shaping politics, political campaigning, and American society. The unit also examines contemporary debates in American journalism and the changing nature of media in the US and the world.


Taught in Semester 1, 2023

Karen Tong
“I work in the media and one of my roles at the ABC is the overnight shift, which involves working with the Washington bureau. Keeping on top of what’s making news in the US and being able to understand what they’re talking about from the get-go is really useful.” Karen Tong, Master of International Law


10% tutorial participation
40% 2 x critical reviews (800 words each)
40% research paper (3000 words)
10% presentation

Courses that offer this unit of study

  • Graduate Certificate of Strategic Public Relations
  • Graduate Diploma of Strategic Public Relations
  • Master of Strategic Public Relations
  • Graduate Certificate of Media Practice
  • Graduate Diploma of Media Practice
  • Master of Media Practice

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