This unit is not on offer in 2017
This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks, online and social media, etc), and the mounting concern about diet-related public health—in order to explore how food and health have become key markers of identity, social capital and cultural citizenship, as well as shaping new media texts and industry practices. Topic may include: media and the food industry; television cooking shows and the 'MasterChef effect'; food and social media; health communication and the 'obesity epidemic'; integrated advertising and promotions; 'ethical eating' and food politics.
|Unit name||Food, Health and Media|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Journalism, Media and Communications|
Dr Michelle Phillipov
Dr Michelle Phillipov
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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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
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HEJ253 Food, Health and Media
1 x 60 minute weekly lecture
1 x 90 minute weekly tutorial
Presentation and discussion – 1500 word equivalent (20%); Case Study – 2000 words (30%); Participation (10%); Exam – 2 hours (40%)
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