Short Title:Media Politics
Full Title:Media Politics
Module Code:MEDA H2004
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:GLENN MEHTA
Module Author:CAROLINE EARLEY
Module Description:To provide students with the theoretical knowledge required to critically examine the relationship between media and politics in contemporary society. It aims to familiarize students with the key concepts that influence and shape the relationship between media practices and political processes. In addition, the module further aims examine the relationship between politics and cinema.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and discuss the relationship between the media and politics in contemporary society
LO2 Critically evaluate the complexities of news production in terms of language and ideology
LO3 Identify and critically analyse techniques of political power: propaganda, persuasion and censorship
LO4 Critically evaluate the relationship between politics and film
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Media, State and Democracy
Classic models of media & politics: press systems - libertarian, social responsibility, authoritarian, communist. Political Campaigns: social media & election campaigns; celebrity politics. Political Activism: social media & the role of cyberactivism. New Media and Politics: E-democracy
40.00%
Media Discourse & Political Coverage
Discourse, language, ideology and the manufacture of ‘reality’. News & Language; news as social construct. Mediated Conflict: war; terrorism and the politics of fear.
40.00%
Politics and Film
Cinematic representations of the relationship between media & politics; cinema and propaganda; representations of political issues in film.
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Academic Essay &/Student Presentation 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Reading, viewing, reseaching 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Robertson, Alexa 2015, Media and Politics in a Globalizing World, Polity Press
  • Mosco, Vincent 2017, Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society, Emerald Publishing Ltd.
  • Bode, Leticia & Budak, Ceren 2018, Words that Matter: How the News & Social Media Shaped the 2016 Presidential Campaign, Brookings Institution
  • Chadwick, Andrew 2017, The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power, 2nd Ed. Ed., Oxford University Press
  • Croteaud, D.,and Hoynes, W. 2011, Media/Society: Industries, Images and Audiences, 4th Ed., Sage Publications
  • Curran, J. 2010, Media and Society, 5th Ed., Bloomsbury Academic
  • McNair, B. 2011, An Introduction to Political Communication, Routledge
  • Curran, J. 2011, Media and Democracy, Routledge
  • Street, J 2010, Mass Media, Politics and Democracy, 2nd Ed., Palgrave Macmillan
  • Repnikova, Maria 2017, Media Politics in China: Improvising Power under Authoritarianism, Cambridge University Press
  • Bruns, A., Eali, G., Skogerbo, E., Larsson, A.O., Christensen, C. 2016, The Routledge Companion to Social Media & Politics, Routledge
  • Street, John 2010, Mass Media, Politics, and Democracy, 2nd Ed. Ed., Palgrave
  • Oates, Sarah 2008, Introduction to Media and Politics, Sage Publications
  • Coleman, Stephen & Ross, Karen 2010, The Media and the Public: "Them" and "Us" in Media Discourse, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Lorenzo-Dus, Nuria 2008, Television Discourse: Analysing Language in the Media, Palgrave
  • Talbot, Mary 2007, Media Discourse: Representation and Interaction, Edinburgh University Press
  • Rurant, Alan 2009, Language and Media, Routledge
  • Matheson, Donald 2005, Media Discourse: Analysing Media Texts, Open University Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Film: Levinson, Barry 1997, Wag the Dog
  • Film: Forman, Milos 1996, The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • Film: Pakula, Alan J. 1776, All the President's Men
  • Film: Kubrick, Stanley 1996, Dr. Strangelove
  • Film: Curtiz, Michael 1942, Casablanca
  • Film: Greenwald, John 2004, Outfoxed