MEDIA INDUSTRIES

MST3MIN

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Media Industries explores how digital technologies are impacting on the media industries -analysing the implications for media and cultural policy and the regulatory framework, and how media institutions and practitioners are adapting to the various challenges arising from digital convergence.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKevin Brianton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of 2nd year subjects from either Strategic Communication, Media Studies, Journalism or Media:Screen + Sound or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is a third year compulsory subject in the ABMS, ABSC, ABSCB and Bachelor of Science (Application in Society) and is an elective subject in ABCA. This subject is also a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Arts major in Strategic Communication (Bundoora & Bendigo campuses).

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunication and New MediaPrescribedHirst M & Harrison J 2007SOUTH MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, OXFORD U PRES
ReadingsInternet politics: States, citizens and new communication technologiesPrescribedChadwick A 2006NEW YORK, OXFORD U PRES
ReadingsMedia consumption and public engagement: Beyond the presumption of attentionPrescribedCouldry N, Livingstone S M, Markham T 2007NEW YORK: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ReadingsMedia/society: industries, image and audiencesPrescribedCroteau D & Hoynes W 20033RD ED, THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF, LONDON, PINE FORGE
ReadingsNew Media worlds: Challenges for convergencePrescribedDwyer T & Nightingale V 2007SOUTH MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, OXFORD U PRESS
ReadingsThe Media & Communications in AustraliaPrescribedCunningham S & Turner G 20062ND ED CROWS NEST, NSW
ReadingsThe political economy of media: Enduring issues emerging dilemmasPrescribedMcChesney R W 2008NEW YORK: MONTHLY REVIEW PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to express ideas in a public forum

Activities:
Through debating a media issue in class

02. Ability to work as a team member

Activities:
Through collaborative development of a media issue for debate and through class group discussion.

03. Critique competing academic theories

Activities:
Researching and writing the final essay and preparing and debating a new media issue in class

04. Demonstrate critical understanding of media studies theory

Activities:
Weekly reading for tutorial question/topic discussions

05. Develop practical skills in critical academic writing.

Activities:
Writing the final research essay and weekly question sheets

06. Time management skills

Activities:
Through punctual class attendance and meeting assignment deadlines

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKevin Brianton

Class requirements

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.

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 weekly worksheets (1000 words equivalency)25 03, 04, 06
Participation in class debate (1,000 words equivalency)25 01, 02, 03, 06
Research essay (2000 words equivalency)50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKevin Brianton

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% ILO*
10 weekly worksheets (1000 words equivalency)25 03, 04, 06
Participation in class debate (1,000 words equivalency)25 01, 02, 03, 06
Research essay (2000 words equivalency)50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06