Conflicts - whether war, crime, politics or sport - are a central feature of media. From global crises to local competitions, news and other media use conflict to frame the stories they tell about the world and its social, cultural and physical conditions. This unit examines the professional practices and textual and contextual outcomes of media's relationship with conflict, from historical and contemporary perspectives. It has two main objectives: to introduce students to the key theoretical debates and concepts surrounding media and conflict, and to improve students' own journalism practice in the reporting of conflict.
ASSESSMENT: 5,500 words internal assessment, including essay (1,500 words) (30%), analysis of media coverage of conflict (1,500 words) (30%) and 2,500 words or equivalent major journalistic assignment (story and exegesis) (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Five contact hours fortnightly
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
Resource supported teaching & learning - H 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.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
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