• JOUR3007
  • Advanced Journalism Studies

  • Credits (ECTS): 5
  • Media
  • Available on Programme(s): DT582

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Module Description

This module advances students engagement with the scholarly analysis of journalism. Positioning journalism as existing at the intersection of politics, economics, culture and society the module evaluates the relationship between journalism and gender engaging with issues of industry, practice and text. The module also engages with normative and philosophical questions regarding idealist and actually existing expectations of the role of journalism and politics. The relationship of journalism to various debates in political and social theory will be considered. The module will engage with the relationship between journalism and realism examining the position of objectivity in modern journalism practice and alternative journalisms which compete with or complement mainstream journalism. Lastly the module introduces research strategies for original research in journalism studies and positions students in relation to issues of theory, strategy and methods.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to Advanced Journalism Studies
KeyConcepts in Journalism Studies
Journalism and Gender
Gendered Roles in Journalism
Gendered Content
Normative constructions of Journalism
Liberal Democracy
The Public Sphere
Journalism and Realism
Journalism and Objectivity
Alternative Journalisms
Cultural mediations on Journalism
Journalism on Film
Journalism on Television
Researching Journalism Studies
Choosing the right questions
Developing strategies of inquiry.

ISCED:0321: Journalism & reporting

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