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Journalism and Politics

Classes

Thursday 27 April - Thursday 06 July 2023, 6pm-9pm

10 sessions - Check class timetable

Overview

Our Journalism and Politics short course critically examines contemporary trends in British mainstream and alternative media - from print and radio to television and online. Key issues to be explored include:

  • the social construction of news values
  • freedom of speech
  • globalisation of the news industry
  • the culture of journalism
  • the impact of postmodernism
  • the 'tabloidisation' of political and current affairs journalism
  • the ethics of war reporting
  • gender
  • the impact of new technologies
  • satire.

Assessment is via a presentation (20%), 2000-word essay (30%) and 3000-word essay (50%).

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 5

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.