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Media Industries and Audiences (8133.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication



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    This unit examines the media industries and their relationships to their audiences, considered both as consumers and as citizens. It looks at the economics, industrial structures, regulatory frameworks and social responsibilities of the mass media, and the impact that these factors have upon media content. It also examines fundamental policy issues in mass communication, and the impact of new broadcast and information technologies. The unit deals with both commercial and public service media, in Australia and elsewhere.

    Learning Outcomes


    1 demonstrate a critical understanding of the structure and dynamics of the contemporary global media industries and their relationship to their audiences.

    2 conduct a basic analysis and evaluation of media policies and regulations.

    3 critically evaluate the impact of commercial pressures upon media content and processes.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.



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