PRESS AND SOCIETY

JRN2PAS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Newspapers and magazines play an important role in economic, political, social and personal life. Focusing primarily on the press in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, this subject examines the history of the press, the principles that underlie and inform the press, ongoing debates about quality and 'tabloidisation' and the opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies. A core theme running throughout the subject is the changing business model that underlies the press and effects these changes are having on the traditional role of the press in liberal democratic societies.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMandy Crane

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 30 credit points of first year level MST,JRN, STC or MSS subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JRN3PAS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available as a compulsory subject at second year level for ABJ, ABJS, ABSC & ABSCB. This subject is also an elective subject to ABA major in Journalism and a compulsory subject to the Arts major in Strategic Communication (Bundoora-ABA & Bendigo-RBA campuses).

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandy Crane

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Essay (2000 words)40
ExaminationTake home examination40
Weekly quizzes (x 10) (1000 words equivalent)20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandy Crane

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Essay (2000 words)40
ExaminationTake home examination40
Weekly quizzes (x 10) (1000 words equivalent)20