Faculty of Arts
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
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This unit examines media content and production processes through a gendered (and raced) lens, as both are key equity issues in journalism. Has the influx of women into media industries changed the 'news'? How is gender implicated in newsroom culture? Why do men continue to dominate positions of power in most media organisations? Students also explore the coverage of indigenous and ethnic issues in mainstream media, and the rise of indigenous and ethnic media in Australia. Students are introduced to key issues in feminist media scholarship, and Journalism Studies, while also critically engaging with contemporary journalism practice and the news media's relationship with, and responsibility to, indigenous and ethnic issues. Its overarching focus, however, is to explore gendered newsroom culture in this rapidly changing, intensified global industry.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
Note: Level 3 students are required to demonstrate a higher level of critical argument and scholarship, including a stronger grasp of key concepts and the use of a more demanding range or type of sources.
Minor project (900 words): 20%
One x 1hr lecture/week
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study