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