Politics, Media and Public Sphere


Critics voice disquiet about the future of journalism and political deliberation, and the lack of a unified public space where citizens can engage seriously with matters of collective concern. The course surveys the changing public sphere over time, from its early-modern emergence to the challenges of tabloid news and online fragmentation in contemporary media culture.

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Availability 2024

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Geoff Kemp


Coursework + exam


POLITICS 233: 15 points


30 points at Stage I in Politics and International Relations, or COMMS 100 and MEDIA 101, or 30 points at Stage I in Communication