20 Credits AUTUMN


Pre-requisites: None


Aims/Description: This module will focus on how to analyse contemporary news outputs. Students will be introduced to a selection of methods such as content analysis, framing analysis and discourse analysis, which will allow them to analyse news outputs and focus on looking at current issues as they arise. Examples of recent studies will be read and discussed and teaching staff may also talk through how they conducted their own studies. The module will enable students to use basic research methods by starting with the news and topics rather than `dry' methodologies.

Staff Contact: Amanda Sewell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, 500 word critical reflection

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