PIA3120 - Politics and Media

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public and International Affairs
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2024/25

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

This course aims to investigate the complex relationship between politics and media in modern society. We explore how politics is represented in media and how the latter impacts on the policy process, how the role of media is conceived differently under the liberal understanding of politics as compared with the collective understanding, and how new information and communication technology (ICT) may affect political development. Students are expected to learn and reflect on freedom of the press,  the political economy of mass media, the interaction among power, the press and society, and the theory and public diplomacy in global contexts. 

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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