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. Its stars are among our biggest media celebrities; sporting events attract massive advertising dollars; and the nexus between the sports, alcohol and gambling industries is now entrenched. 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. Students 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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Journalism, Media and Communications|
Dr Donald Reid
Dr Donald Reid
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
5 hours fortnightly (1.5 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial weekly)
1500-word essay (20%), critical essay (30%), tutorial assignment (10%), 2-hour exam (40%)
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