MEDIA & SOCIETY

MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Dr. Drissia CHOUIT

Moulay Ismail University

  

Media and Society

Course Description

 

This course examines the dynamics underpinning the relationship(s) between media and society, and the nature and functions of mass media in democratic societies. Key topics include:

 

-         Understanding Theory and Research

-         Understanding Media Processes 

-         News Media

-         Media Systems

-         Media Audiences

-         Media Effects

-         Media and Democracy

-         Media for Development

-         Analyzing Political Discourse

-         Deciphering Extremist Discourse

-         Media and Information Literacy

 

For this last unit on Media and Information Literacy, students are recommended to enrol in the UNESCO Online Course on Media and Information Literacy, and get a Completion Certificate when they complete this course. Here is the link:

 

UNESCO and AthabascaUniversity Online Course on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

http://elab.lms.athabascau.ca/

 

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Program

1st & 2nd Weeks

General Introduction

The Communication Process

 Frame of Reference

 

 3rd & 4th Weeks

 Communication Noise

 Marketing and Adversarial Approaches

 The Watchdog Function of the Press

 

 5th & 6th Weeks

 News Media or News Making

 

 News Values

See also:

 http://chouitnfissi.simplesite.com/303379253

 

The Agenda setting Theory of the Press

See also:

 http://chouitnfissi.simplesite.com/303379252

 Assignments:

 1.  Read and analyze the following two articles:

     a.  Trump Declares Suspect 'Should Get Death Penalty' by Peter Baker

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/us/politics/trump-new-york-attack-schumer-visa.html?emc=edit_na_20171101&nl=breaking-news&nlid=68535514&ref=cta 

 https://www.nytimes.com/by/peter-baker

 b. 'I'm the Only One That Matters': Trump's Chilling Imperial Power-Grab, by   Heather Digby Parton, winner of the 2014 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism

       https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trumps-chilling-imperial-power-grab

  

  1. Use this search engine to see if you can find news articles covering detailed information on the Moroccan parliamentary elections of 25th November, 2011: http://www.world-newspapers.com/

  

  1. Analyze the speech of the former Minister of Education.

 See also:

 http://chouitnfissi.simplesite.com/303379251

 

 

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31.12 | 15:40

This refers to Alternative Media that critique not only powerful forces, but also mainstream media; they are called the watchdogs of the watchdogs.

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29.12 | 15:03

Hello Madame , Could you please explain what do we mean by the watchdog of the watchdog ? Thanks in advance

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27.12 | 18:59

The media are successful in telling us what to think about refers to the Agenda-Setting Theory of the Press and to News Values. You should also address the implications of News Agenda Settings.

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27.12 | 18:52

1. You should explain the second element of the statement "what to think about": News Agenda Setting based on News Values.
2. You should explain the first element of the statement: The media are not successful in telling us "what to think."

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