Media Institutions

Department of Media and Communication, IUE

Syllabus

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COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

IUE Credits
ECTS

Pre Requisites
:
:
:
3
5
None
Course Language :
English
Course Type :
Departmental must
Course Level :
BA
Course Coordinator : -
Course Lecturer(s) :
Öğr.Gör. Burak Doğu
Course Assistans : -
Course Objectives :
To introduce the students to contemporary media landscape from the perspective of the media institutions, and to enable them to contextualize the media related phenomena in the institutional domain.
Course Learning Outcomes :
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
•Relate themselves and their lives to contemporary media-saturated environment and its developments
•Critically engage with media institutions, identifying their sociological and cultural underpinnings
•Articulate an understanding of the connections between media and power
•Analyze media institutions as dynamic points of confluence for organizations, norms, and individual agents
•Reflect on the rationales that media institutions have employed in their production practices.
Course Content :
This course introduces students to the institutional, political, and economic forces that have shaped the development of media during the twentieth century. Attention is given to the ownership structures, corporate practices, and policy interventions affecting media institutions both in the public and private sectors. Other issues include examination of individual media industries and the economic structure of media markets.


WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1
Introducing the course theme, and expectations
2
News and society
3
Main structures and actors of the media landscape
Case Study: AGBNielsen
4
Broadcasting technology
Case Study: TURKSAT
5
Public service broadcasting
Case Study: BBC and TRT
6
Commercial media
Lacey, Nick, Media Institutions and Audiences, Palgrave, 2002, 65-92.
7
Alternative media
Case Study: Indymedia and Bianet
Waltz, Mitzi, Alternative and Activist Media, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh: 2005, 1-13, 25-36.
Bailey; Cammaerts; Carpentier. Understanding Alternative Media, New York: Open University Press, 2008, 3-35.
8
Regulatory organs
Case Study: RTÜK
9
Midterm
10
Local media in question
Case Study: Yeni Asır
11
New media in question
Case Study: Wikileaks and the Arab Spring
12
Issues of ownership and control: Media concentration and media moguls
Case Study: Doğan Medya Grubu
13
News agenda and framing
14
Mass media and governance
Case Study: Media censorship in Turkey
15
A critical approach to news and media institutions
 Wahl-Jorgensen, K. and Hanitzsch, T., The Handbook of Journalism Studies, Routledge, 2009, 325-341.


EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance
1
10
Laborotary
Application
Field Work
Special Course Internship
Quizzes
Homework Assignments
1
20
Presentation
Project
Seminar
Midterms
1
30
Final
1
40
Total
100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK
60
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK
40
TOTAL
100

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26/09/2010 at 8:35 PM

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