School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for MDIA 304 in 2015.

MDIA-304 – News Culture

Points:20Prerequisites:As for MDIA 301
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

This course initially introduces students to the history, theories, genres, and culture of news media; thereafter, it considers contemporary news texts and practices in terms of the contexts of globalisation, changes to the cultural field of journalism/media, and the advent of digital technologies. 100% internal assessment.

Set Texts

Stuart Allan, ed, The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism revised ed (Routledge, 2012).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

Recommended Reading

Tony Schirato, Angi Buettner, Thierry Jutel, and Geoff Stahl, Understanding Media Studies, (Oxford University Press, 2010). 
Available in closed reserve.


1 hour per week tba.

This course is not currently being offered.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.