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KCOE 4130 - Digital Disruption of the Media (The)

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


A good understanding of digital trends and industries is recommended on the part of students so as to make sure they are able to participate and challenge one another in the course of the seminar.

Course Description

"The Digital Disruption of the Media" (DDM) class aims to uncover the key shifts and trends that have upended broadcasters, newspapers and publishers in the past 40 years - and that are poised to continue doing so in the years to come. The teachers draw on theoretical frameworks as well as on their extensive first-hand experience of the media industry to equip students with the knowledge they'll need and the questions they'll need to ask. More than a class, DDM will be an actual participatory observatory where students will be expected to partake in the management of an owned media platform: - thereby contributing to transforming media.


  • HAMELLE, Anthony (Directeur des stratégies digitales)
  • RUSKIN, Jérôme (Fondateur et directeur de publications)

Course validation

20% of the final grade will be based on a 15-minute oral exposé made during the class. 20% of the final grade will be based on the student's participation in the class online activities (The Little Media Lab). 60% of the final grade will be based on a 2-hour written exam made during the class.

Required reading

  • CARDON, Dominique, GRANJON, Fabien. Médiactivistes
  • DE BOTTON, Alain. The News: A User's Manual. Penguin Books, 2014
  • University of Oxford & Reuters Institute. Digital News Report.
  • Publications du Nieman Journalism Lab de Harvard
  • Newsletter Monday Note