• CRIT3003
  • Political Communications

  • Credits (ECTS): 5
  • Media

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Module Description

This module explores the relationship between politics, democracy and the media. It looks at how politicians, trade unions, business interests, pressure groups and terrorist organisations make use of the media, and how the media plays a role in the political system. The module is offered to undergraduate journalism students

Indicative Syllabus

Political communications, democracy, the public sphere and public opinion, the media as watchdog.
Pressure group politics and the oxygen of publicity.
Elections and the media.
The political media.
The political correspondent and the government press operation
Financial journalism
Broadcast regulations
The role of social media.

ISCED:321: DO NOT USE - ARCHIVE HEA 2014
Total Contact Teaching Hours:24

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