Media Policy and Regulation
Subject 100-418 (2009)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week, 7 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Media and Communications OR another MA/Honours degree that has gained approval to offer this subject as an elective OR approval from the subject coordinator|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr David John Nolan
|Subject Overview:||This subject encourages students of media and communications to recognise the importance of investigating the changing regulatory regimes that structure media organisation and delivery and how these relate to surrounding interests and the play of power. Historical examples are introduced to demonstrate how media regulation has evolved across time and in response to different media, industries and markets. Normative frameworks that inform policy and policy debates are also explored across different national domains and in respect of different cultures. Recent developments in digitalisation, teleÂcommunications and satellite delivery systems render problematic a number of earlier assumptions concerning separate medium regulation and sovereignty of national regulation, and these receive deliberate emphasis and discussion throughout the course and in respect of different national political contexts, cultures and moral concerns.|
|Assessment:||A media report of 2500 words 50% (due mid-semester) and an essay of 2500 words 50% (due at end of semester). Students must attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available. |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management(Honours)
Master of Global Media Communication
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communication)
Media and Communications |
Public Policy and Management
Public Policy and Management
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