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  1. Week 1 (27 Sept): Introduction – Why study Media and Society? From power to representation (Pieter Verdegem) 8 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. My Media Studies - Nick Couldry 01/2009

      Journal Essential

    3. Additional readings:

    4. Media, culture and society: an introduction - Paul Hodkinson 2011

      Book Further Introduction, pp. 1-15

    5. Media Studies 2.0 - William Merrin March 2014

      Book Further Chapter 1, pp. 1-25

    6. Why study the media? - Roger Silverstone 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Chapter 1, pp. 1-12

  2. Week 2 (4 Oct): The industrial production of meaning, power and the media (Pieter Verdegem) 8 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. Chapter 12 of Media industries: history, theory, and method - Jennifer Holt, Alisa Perren 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 12, pp. 440-464

    3. Seminar:

    4. Chapter 8 of Media and society - James Curran 2010

      Book Essential Chapter 8, pp. 145-163

    5. Additional readings:

    6. The new media monopoly - Ben H. Bagdikian 2004

      Book Further

    7. Understanding media economics - Gillian Doyle 2002

      Book Further

    8. The handbook of political economy of communications - Janet Wasko, Graham Murdock, Helena Sousa 2011

      Book Further

  3. Week 3 (11 Oct): Why is media history important? (Anthony Mcnicholas) 8 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. McQuail's mass communication theory - Denis McQuail c2010

      Book Essential Chapter 2

    3. Seminar:

    4. Chapter 1 of Media and power - James Curran 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 1, pp. 3-54

    5. Additional readings:

    6. Narrating media history - Michael Bailey 2009

      Book Further

    7. Power without responsibility: the press and broadcasting in Britain - James Curran, Jean Seaton 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    8. Media industries: history, theory, and method - Jennifer Holt, Alisa Perren 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  4. Week 4 (18 Oct): Media work and communication professionals (Pieter Verdegem) 8 items
    1. Lecture

    2. Chapter 11 of Media industries: history, theory, and method - Jennifer Holt, Alisa Perren 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 11, pp. 402-435

    3. Seminar:

    4. Chapter 3 of Creative labour: media work in three cultural industries - David Hesmondhalgh, Sarah Baker 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 3, pp. 52-77

    5. Additional readings:

    6. Media work - Mark Deuze 2007

      Book Further

    7. The cultural industries - David Hesmondhalgh 2012

      Book Further

  5. Week 5 (25 Oct): Democracy and the media: News media and political communication (Anastasia Denisova) 8 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. Chapter 1 of Introduction to media and politics - Sarah Oates 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 1, pp. 3-24

    3. Seminar:

    4. Introduction of The internet and democratic citizenship: theory, practice and policy - Stephen Coleman, Jay G. Blumler 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Introduction, pp. 1-13.

    5. Additional readings:

    6. Media and democracy - James Curran 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    7. Media, culture and society: an introduction - Paul Hodkinson 2011

      Book Further Chapter 9, pp. 173-193

    8. Understanding media culture - Jostein Gripsrud 2002

      Book Further

  6. Week 6 (1 Nov): Technology, participation and social media (Pieter Verdegem) 8 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. Chapter 1 of The culture of connectivity: a critical history of social media - Jose van Dijck 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 1, pp. 3-23

    3. Seminar:

    4. Chapter 3 of Social media: A critical introduction - Christian Fuchs 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 3, pp. 52-68

    5. Additional readings:

    6. The social media reader - Mandiberg, Michael 2012.

      Book Further

    7. Understanding digital culture - Vincent Miller 2011

      Book Further

  7. Week 7 (8 Nov): Media representations, DIY media and identities (David Gauntlett) 8 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. Chapter 2 of Media, gender and identity: An introduction - David Gauntlett 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 2, pp. 22-45

    3. Seminar:

    4. Additional readings:

    5. Youth, identity, and digital media - David Buckingham 2008

      Book Further

    6. Media, gender and identity: An introduction - David Gauntlett 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  8. Week 9 (22 Nov): Constructing and managing media audiences (Pieter Verdegem) 9 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. McQuail's mass communication theory - Denis McQuail c2010

      Book Essential Chapter 15, pp. 398-417

    3. Seminar:

    4. Chapter 5 of The handbook of media audiences

      Book Essential Chapter 5, pp. 109-127 (online version)

    5. Additional readings:

    6. The audience studies reader - Will Brooker, Deborah Jermyn 2003

      Book Further

    7. Media audiences - Marie Gillespie 2005

      Book Further

  9. Week 10 (29 Nov): Consumer culture, branding and advertising (Carl Jones) 8 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. Seminar:

    3. Chapter 10 of Digital advertising - Andrew McStay 2016

      Book Essential Chapter 10, pp. 132-149

    4. Additional readings:

    5. The consumer society: myths and structures - Jean Baudrillard 1998

      Book Further

    6. The creative industries: culture and policy - Terry Flew 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  10. Week 11 (6 Dec): Between culture and commerce: Public service media versus commercial media (Pieter Verdegem) 8 items
    1. Lecture:

    2. The rise and fall of television journalism: just wires and lights in a box? - Steven Barnett 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 9, 123-139

    3. Seminar:

    4. Additional readings:

    5. Power without responsibility: the press and broadcasting in Britain - James Curran, Jean Seaton 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    6. The democratic value of news: why public service media matter - Stephen Cushion 2012

      Book Further

    7. Public service broadcasting - David Hendy 2013

      Chapter Further