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OEUR 3120 - Media and Politics

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

None.

Course Description

Politics has changed radically in the post-war world. Media has become the single most important arena of politics, as well as a fully-fletched actor in the political game in its own right. The structure and format of media have kept changing, since, making political information ubiquitous. At the same time the quality of this information has become unequal and news are increasingly tailored to the media consumers' expectations. Some argue that political news have become more negative and even cynical, contributing to the increasing distrust toward politics of citizens in many parts of the world. This course will take issue with most of these issues, assumptions and questions. Students should get an idea of their own of the relation between media and politics in contemporary advanced industrial democracies. Each student will contribute a personal research aspect on some aspect of this debate for a particular country.

Teachers

GROSSMAN, Emiliano (Associate professor)

Pedagogical format

Elective course (24hrs).

Course validation

To be confirmed in class.

Workload

Reasonnable.

Required reading

  • Graber, D. A. (Ed.). (2000). Media power in politics. Washington, DC: CQ Press
  • Iyengar, S. (1994). Is anyone responsible?: How television frames political issues. University of Chicago Press
  • Bennett, W. L., Lawrence, R. G., & Livingston, S. (2008). When the press fails: Political power and the news media from Iraq to Katrina. University of Chicago Press