Media and film studies

Media and Crisis

Module code: P3074
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module explores the opportunities, challenges and crises facing the news media globally in today’s economic, technological and social environments. You’ll examine the transformations in the structure and funding of the news media industries, as well as:

  • fake news
  • the rise of new forms of media content creation
  • how the media report on major crises, like health epidemics or the environment.

You will:

  • gain a critical understanding of how the news media are changing and how they stay the same in the digital era
  • have opportunities to debate issues with members of the industry
  • improve your writing, research and analytical skills and gain experience in writing an engaging and accurate report.

Module learning outcomes

  • A critical understanding of issues in global journalism news media
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate media texts.
  • Show confidence in communicating concepts and their relation to real-world examples.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write an engaging, accurate and well-informed report using original research and module material.