Courses & Units

Media, Sport and Society HEJ243


This unit is not on offer in 2017


Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. This unit examines the relationship between sport and media in contemporary society. It provides a critical understanding of the production, circulation and consumption of media sports texts, and their representations of gender, nationalism, class and race. It examines the intersection of the sports, media, and other industries, locally and globally. You will also cover sporting events in order to more deeply understand the processes driving sports journalism and media production.


Unit name Media, Sport and Society
Unit code HEJ243
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications

Dr Donald Reid

Teaching staff

Dr Donald Reid

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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For Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Media with Honours students: 4 HEJ level 100 units

For students outside the Bachelor of Media: 2 HEJ level 100 units

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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ343 Media, Sport and Society


Teaching Pattern

1 x 60 minute weekly lecture

1 x 90 minute weekly tutorial


1000-word essay (20%), critical essay (30%), tutorial assignment (10%), 2-hour exam (40%)

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