School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for MDIA 312 in 2015.

MDIA-312 – Media, Polity and Economy

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

The course examines the interplay between the media, government, and markets from different political economic perspectives. Topics here include government and advertiser influence, tensions between public service and commercial goals, and the impact of digital platforms on media business models. The course also examines the role of media in politics and markets, including questions about the public sphere, democratic participation, political image management and also communication/information processes in the global economy and financial markets. The course encourages students to develop topics of personal interest within the assignment frameworks and includes input from expert practitioners in industry and/or politics. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Set Texts

Readings will be made available electronically via Blackboard.


 1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 2 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
23021 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Mon1410 - 160077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306Peter Thompson
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Mon1410 - 160077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306

Course Outline Information

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