COMM5604 Media Governance

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit engages with key issues in contemporary media governance. It focuses upon political and economic structures of power underpinning media and communication systems, services and practices, and examines their effects upon governments, industries and communities. Through a range of domestic and international case studies, the unit explores the regulatory frameworks within which media operate, including the rules and norms surrounding the global production, management and distribution of media content.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand key concepts and debates in media governance, law and ethics; (2) demonstrate knowledge of different regulatory approaches to media and communication systems; and (3) identify and critically engage with legislative principles framing media organisations, services and practices.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) presentation; (2) essay; and (3) assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Katarina Damjanov
Contact hours
up to 24 hours
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