US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology

USSC6920

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.

Classes

Taught in Winter School, 2019
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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

Assessment

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

Other courses that offer this unit of study

  • Graduate Certificate in International Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in International Relations
  • Graduate Diploma in International Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
  • Master of International Relations
  • Master of International Security
  • Master of International Studies
  • Master of Media Practice
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Publishing
  • Master of Strategic Public Relations

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