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219.204 News Media and Society (15 credits)

This course examines the structure and functions of New Zealand news media, including its linkages to global news media systems. It also examines how different social identities are constructed in news media.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: Wellington Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Elena Maydell
  • Subject: Communication and Journalism
  • College: Massey Business School

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s):
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level
  • Restriction(s): 114.264

Special notes

  • Overseas students should contact the course coordinator before enrolling, as they will require internet access.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 28 June, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 6 March, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Fees


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $759.55 *
  • International Students NZD $3,671.25 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Analyse how news media systems are structurally and commercially organised.
  2. Evaluate the social, political, and cultural role of news media.
  3. Analyse how news stories are constructed.
  4. Examine news media cultures from different situated perspectives, including gender, ethnicity and nationality.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1,3 30.0%
2 Written Assignment 2,3,4 30.0%
3 Written Assignment 1,2,3,4 40.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.


  • There are no set texts for this course.

Campus Books stock textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Campus Books

Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take 2 hour(s) of Lecture(s) and 1 hour(s) of Tutorial(s) per week. Tutorials are to be registered via Stream.

Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the way courses are taught. During Semester 2, 2020 students will have a blended learning experience, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.

Class timetables for our courses may also change. An updated class timetable will be available on 1 July 2020.
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Lecture (All students)
Friday 09:00 - 11:00

Tutorial (Tutorial 1)
Friday 15:00 - 16:00

Tutorial (Tutorial 2)
Friday 12:00 - 13:00

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