Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

GT236

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Assignment, class participation and exam

Course coordinator

Dr I. Ward

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

Examines the role of the media in the contemporary politics of Australia and similar countries. Topics covered include the power of news media to set the public and political agenda; the arrival of television and its subsequent impact upon politics; how news is manufactured; PR methods used by politicians and pressure groups to manage the media; the place of 'spin doctors' and role of the Canberra Press Gallery; talk-back radio and the emergence of 'new' media.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile