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2013 HEJ413 Current Issues in Journalism, Media and Communications

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Available as a Student Elective: No

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OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HEJ413 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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DESCRIPTION

This unit provides students with an understanding of contemporary issues in journalism, media and communications from various international perspectives, together with an awareness of the social and political contexts of traditional and new media. Three issues will be covered in depth. These will vary from year to year, and may include media convergence, global media flows, intellectual property regimes, journalism cultures and practice, and the public sphere.

WEIGHT: 25%

ASSESSMENT: Two assignments totalling 8,500 words

TEACHING PATTERN: Three-hour weekly seminar (weeks 1-13)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options

INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq Completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr Kate Nash (Coordinator)

FEES
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KEY

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