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News and Current Affairs - MAS203

This unit provides a critical analysis of news and current affairs across different media forms. Topics covered include: news values; narrative; the Fourth Estate; the doctrine of objectivity; the public sphere; tabloid media; and moral panics. An additional emphasis is on the roles of different media technologies in the global news environment and their possible uses in the future shaping of news and current affairs.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

MQC2 Day - Macquarie City Campus Study Period 2, Undergraduate, Day, July to October

Staff Contact(s): Dr John Scannell

12cp Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): MAS221
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

Timetable Information

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