PLT3170 - Politics and the media in Australia
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Narelle Miragliotta
In this unit, the politics of the media is studied from three broad perspectives. First, the politics of the media is investigated from the perspective of liberal democratic theory in order to understand the role of newspapers, electronic news media, entertainment and, popular culture and so on in that which we might consider 'the political'. Second, the political economy of the media is investigated with particular emphasis on the structure of media ownership in Australia. Third, the unit undertakes a study of the relationship between the Australian media and Australian politics.
Written work (includes exam, class quiz & essay) - 90%; Tutorial participation and presentation - 10%
3 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week
A first-year sequence in Politics or permission.