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Koska examinarium-tenttimahdollisuus on suljettu ainakin lukukauden loppuun, on jakson PVK-V201 suorittamisesta esseemuodossa mahdollista sopia jakson vastuuopettajan kanssa. Ota tarvittaessa yhteyttä: juha.herkman@helsinki.fi

12.12.2019 at 09:00 - 31.5.2020 at 15:00


Enrol for the exam in WebOodi. Then book your exam time and place in Examinarium.


The course is compulsory for students of the Study Track in Media and Communication.

Basic studies in politics, media and communication

understand how communication can be used for political impact. They will also be able to evaluate what kind of social consequences political communication can have in different situations. The course provides students with good qualifications for evaluating and practising practices of political communication.

First period of the second year of studies.

The course provides an overview of political communication and introduces various phenomena in political communication, such as the relation between politics and the media, political journalism, political campaigning and marketing, political performance, style and rhetoric, political entertainment, communication in public administration and communication related to civic activity.

- Herkman, Juha: Politiikka ja mediajulkisuus (2011)
- Kantola, Anu: Matala Valta (2014)

- Bennett, Lance W. & Segerberg, Alexandra (2013) The Logic of Connective Action. Cambridge University Press
- Cammaerts, Bart, Mattoni, Alice & McCurdy, Patrick (2013) Mediation and Protest Movements. Intellect
- Dahlgren, Peter (2009) Media and Political Engagement: Citizens, Communication and Democracy. Cambridge University Press
- Esser, Frank & Strömbäck, Jesper (eds.) (2014) Mediatization of Politics: Understanding the Transformation of Western Democracies. Palgrave Macmillan
- Isotalus, P. (2017) Mediapoliitikko. Gaudeamus

NB! Students completing the entire course with a book examination must read the following four works:

- Herkman, Juha: Politiikka ja mediajulkisuus (2011)
- Kantola, Anu: Matala Valta (2014)

and two optional works from the list above (selection must be stated at the time of registration)

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0=fail, 1=pass, 2=satisfactory, 3=good, 4=very good, 5=excellent)

The Faculty's Examinarium exams are replaced from 16 March with alternative arrangements until 31 May 2020 until further notice. Register for Examinarium in WebOodi and contact the teacher / check the course page for further instructions. (NOTE: do not register in Examinarium or reserve the room for the exam.)

For students of the Degree Programme in Politics, Media and Communication, lectures and a book examination to be completed either in connection with the course or as an online examination in the Examinarium facility. Depending on available student places, contact teaching is available also to students of other degree programmes. Students of other degree programmes can complete the course also as online teaching or with a book examination. The completion methods will be specified in the teaching programme.