COMM5604 Media Governance
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- 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.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.