Courses & Units

Current Issues in Journalism, Media and Communications HEJ413


To enrol in this unit, students must meet honours/postgraduate course entry requirements (for example completion of a 300 credit point undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline).


This unit provides students with an understanding of contemporary issues in journalism, media and communications from various international perspectives, together with an awareness of the social and political contexts of traditional and new media. Three issues will be covered in depth. These will vary from year to year, and may include media convergence, global media flows, intellectual property regimes, journalism cultures and practice, and the public sphere.


Unit name Current Issues in Journalism, Media and Communications
Unit code HEJ413
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Teaching staff

Dr Nicola Goc (Coordinator)

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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  • Completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent


Teaching Pattern

Three-hour weekly seminar (weeks 1-13)


Two assignments totalling 8,500 words

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