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Bachelor 2021/2022

Journalism in International Relations

Category 'Best Course for Career Development'
Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Elective course
Area of studies: Public Policy and Social Sciences
When: 3 year, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Open to: students of one campus
Instructors: Tina Berezhnaya
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 32

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course Journalism in international relations is oriented toward students in international relations and is focused on providing general knowledge and understanding of current media system and particularly its role within international relations, foreign policy etc.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To form the general understanding of media system and the role of the journalism within it;
  • To provide some practical aspects of the journalistic job;
  • To form the theoretical understanding of the main approaches and theories about the media and policy (including the foreign policy).
  • To form the general understanding of the international journalism as a soft power.
  • To provide practical and methodological skills to analyze the journalistic work in international context
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Orient within main fields of journalism as profession
  • To be able to analyze media coverage and media outlets
  • Understand professional division of labor in journalism and role of journalists in the society
  • Understand the place of media within international relations
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Media system and journalism in the society
  • Journalism as profession
  • Interrelations of journalism and political sphere
  • History of political journalism in the societies
  • Theories of global media and their critique
  • Journalism as soft power in international relations
  • Fake news, propaganda and hybrid wars: the role of the journalism.
  • Methods to analyse journalistic production
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminars activity
  • non-blocking Final essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 4th module
    The grade is 0.05Attendance + 0.50SeminarHomework + 0.45FinalProject
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • An introduction to journalism : essential techniques and background knowledge, Rudin, R., 2002
  • Castells, Manuel. The Power of Identity : The Information Age - Economy, Society, and Culture, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2009. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=470449.
  • Comparing media systems : three models of media and politics, Hallin, D. C., 2004
  • Hard power, soft power and the future of transatlantic relations, , 2006
  • Key concepts in media and communications, Jones, P., 2011
  • Lie, J. (2013). South Korean Literature in the Age of the Korean Wave: Soft Power, Literary Value, and Cultural Policy in South Korea. Korea Observer, 44(4), 647–668. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=poh&AN=94280503
  • New as it happens : an introduction to journalism, Lamble, S., 2013
  • Smith, Bruce Lannes, and Harold D. Lasswell. Propaganda, Communication and Public Opinion, Princeton University Press, 2015. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4071105.
  • The structural transformation of the public sphere : an inquiry into a category of bourgeois society, Habermas, J., 2008

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • GILBOA, E. (2005). The CNN Effect: The Search for a Communication Theory of International Relations. Political Communication, 22(1), 27–44. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584600590908429