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What is the role of the media and journalism in international politics and conflicts?

The course familiarises students with concepts, phenomena and the research field of global media and journalism, including the discursive and ideological power of the media, the construction of multinational public spheres, information warfare and the mediatisation of international crises.

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Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Wed 28.10.2020
12:15 - 15:45
Wed 4.11.2020
12:15 - 15:45
Wed 11.11.2020
12:15 - 15:45
Wed 18.11.2020
12:15 - 15:45
Wed 25.11.2020
12:15 - 15:45

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75 euros. More information

There are 2 seats reserved for the University of Helsinki undergraduate students free of charge.

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Description

Recommended previous studies: AYPVK-V130 Viestinnän tutkimuksen perusteet 5 op and AYPVK-V160 Media ja kulttuuri 5 op

After completing the course, students will be familiar with the central theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of global media and journalism. Students will be able to critically evaluate the role and impact of media and journalism in international politics and conflicts.

The course examines the role of the media and journalism in international politics and conflicts. The course familiarises students with concepts, phenomena and the research field of global media and journalism, including the discursive and ideological power of the media, the construction of multinational public spheres, information warfare and the mediatisation of international crises.

  • Boyd-Barrett, O. (2015) Media Imperialism. Sage.
  • Berglez, P. (2013) Global Journalism: Theory and Practice. Peter Lang.
  • Hackett, R. et al (2017) Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives. Routledge.
  • Powers, Matt (2018) NGOs as newsmakers. Columbia Univ Press.
  • Pantti, M. (ed.) (2016) Media and the Ukraine Crisis. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Robinson, P., Seib, P. & R. Frohlich (toim.) (2017) Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security. Routledge.
  • Articles handed out during teaching.

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Language of instruction: English

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The course is organized in co-operation with the Bachelor's Programme in Politics, Media and Communication. The Bachelor's Programme in Politics, Media and Communication arranges the course in which the Open University students attend.

This course is a part of Media and Communication studies (25 ECTS and 35 ECTS).