GE3202 - Citizen Journalism and Civil Society

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Media and Communication
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The students will discover how digital media, especially social media (e.g., smart-phones, blogs, micro-blogs, discussion forums, social networking sites, and etc.) empower citizens to express their views or report on various issues and to be actively engaged in public affairs on a daily basis. They will examine the interplay between citizen participation in public affairs and journalism in Hong Kong and Greater China, with particular emphasis on such issues and problems as public transportation, urban development, street safety, public health, democracy and elections in recent years. Students will have hands-on opportunities in and out of class to observe and conduct journalism-related activities in public affairs.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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