* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Provides students with a broad introduction to the increasingly intimate relationships between media and politics. The unit critically analyses key ideas on the role of the media in politics, including the democratic and propaganda models of media. It examines the ways in which media ownership patterns, the structure and organisation of media reporting, the relationship between 'spin doctors' and politicians, opinion polling, and image-making shape the political and electoral process. The implications for politics of 'globalisation' and new media (satellite, digital and internet casting) are also considered. Key case studies of the dynamic relationship between media and politics is drawn from Australia, the United Kingdom and other European countries, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Fully online - I,N,L,W This unit is taught entirely online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,I,N,L,W Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.