20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Journalism and Political Communication explores the various ways in which journalists' coverage of political events and processes not merely chronicles the political world but helps constitute and to shape it. Students will examine the debates and controversies surrounding journalism and its relationship with politics. Issues such as news management; party and government advertising; participation and democracy; media reporting of war and conflict; terrorism, and new forms of political engagement will all be critically explored in this module.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Journalism Studies):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK