The Australian Media
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School Communication & Media|
|Semesters Offered:||September 2013 - Standard|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
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|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||January 2013 [ Standard ]|
This subject outlines the development of the press, film, radio, television and online industries in Australia. Media institutions are examined in their economic, political, regulatory, cultural and professional contexts. There is a special focus on the 'Australianess' of our media and its media products. A range of contemporary issues are explored in relation to the rapid and radical changes taking place both nationally and internationally in the communication and media field.
An understanding of Australian media products and practices, with a particular focus on how Australian media industries and institutions reflect and develop Australian national identity. Ability to prepare a report to an industry body on a media topic. Understanding of how Australian media organisations operate in an international environment. Ability to view Australian media products and assess their meaning.