This subject examines the power of the mass media and their role and influence in Australia and the world in the era of the information age. In particular, the subject addresses the relationship between corporations, modern journalism and government in a liberal democracy (the PR State, election campaigns, censorship, new media, fearmongering, foreign news correspondence etc.), with special attention to historical background and contemporary debates surrounding the Fourth Estate, propaganda, and the political economy of the mass media
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of POL305 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.