PMCb1004 Media, politics, and society

Fakulta sociálních studií
podzim 2022
2/0/0. 7 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Mgr. Alena Kluknavská, PhD. (přednášející)
Mgr. et Mgr. Alena Macková, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. et Mgr. Alena Macková, Ph.D.
Katedra mediálních studií a žurnalistiky - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Vlastimil Havlík, Ph.D.
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Media have been the main outlets where politics is practiced in the modern society. As well, politics have played a key role in shaping the media environment. This course mainly aims to examine the dynamic, yet reciprocal relationship between politics and media. we will focus on three broad themes: History of Media and Politics, Mediated Politics, and New Media and Politics. First, in order to provide a comprehensive approach to the subjects, this course begin with the historical understanding of the relationship between modern politics and media. Second, this course will review and discuss various political practices taking place on the media. Third, the role of new media will be extensively discussed in relation to recent political changes. By reading a variety of research articles assigned in the course and participating in class discussions, students learn to develop their own research projects focusing on the recent changes of political and media environments.
Výstupy z učení
Have a historical understanding of the relationship between politics and media Comprehend the role of the media in contemporary politics Understand how media delivers political messages to audiences Review and analyze a variety of research articles on politics and media Develop study agenda reflecting political changes in the age of new media Lead insightful discussions
  • Part 1. History of Media and Politics 1. Modern Politics and Media: An Introduction
  • 2. Media and Nation States
  • 3. Political Media: From Radio and TV to the Internet
  • Part 2. Mediated Politics
  • 4. Public Opinion and Mass Media
  • 5. Media Representation (Discourse) of Politics
  • 6. Political Economy of News
  • 7. Reading Week
  • 8. Mediated Conflicts and Peace
  • Part 3. New Media and Politics
  • 9. European Public Media in the Age of New Media: A Policy Issue
  • 10. New Media Politics: Platform Capitalism and Regulation
  • 11. New Media and Political Polarization
  • 12. New Media and Political (Media) Literacy
  • 13: Student Conference: Project Presentation
  • Mosco V. (2015) The Political Economy of Communication: A Living Tradition. In: Albornoz L.A. (eds) Power, Media, Culture. Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • Lynch, J., & McGoldrick, A. (2007). Peace journalism. In Handbook of peace and conflict studies (Vol. 248, No. 264, pp. 248-264). ROUTLEDGE in association with GSE Research.
  • Kahan, M. (1999). Media as politics: Theory, behavior, and change in America. Prentice Hall.(Chapter 2. Media)
  • Ridout, T. N., & Fowler, E. F. (2018). Fake News. What Is the Influence of Fabricated Stories and Efforts to Undermine Media Credibility? In T. N. Ridout (Ed.), New Directions in Media and Politics. New York: Routledge.
  • Engesser, S., Ernst, N., Esser, F., & Büchel, F. (2017). Populism and social media: How politicians spread a fragmented ideology. Information, communication & society, 20(8), 1109-1126.
  • Gale, P. (2004). The refugee crisis and fear: Populist politics and media discourse. Journal of sociology, 40(4), 321-340.
  • Iyengar, S. (1990). The accessibility bias in politics: Television news and public opinion. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 2(1), 1-15.
  • Nissen, C. S. (2015). Digitization and Public Service Media: What Service for Which Public?. In Public service media in Europe: A comparative approach (pp. 101-120). Routledge.
  • Middaugh, E. (2019). More Than Just Facts: Promoting Civic Media Literacy in the Era of Outrage. Peabody Journal of Education, 94(1), 17-31.
  • Iyengar, S. (1990). The accessibility bias in politics: Television news and public opinion. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 2(1), 1-15.
  • Anderson, B. (2006). Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. Verso book. (Chapter 1-4)
Výukové metody
The format of the course is a combination of lectures and controlled discussions of various assigned readings. All students are expected to read all articles assigned and to develop appropriate discussion questions. Each student is required to be a discussion leader for an assigned week. Students submit a project paper
Metody hodnocení
Response papers on each theme (100 x 3 = 300) Summarize reading articles and provide 2 discussion questions Discussion Leader (100) Summarize articles, Find some related cases, and Develop critical discussion questions Midterm Exam (300) Project Paper + Presentation (300) Total: 1000 A: 900-1000 B: 800-899 C: 700-799 D: 600-699 E: 500-599 F: -499
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