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  1. The following core textbook will be used for seminar work 2 items
    1. Media And Society: Critical Perspectives | ebook - Graeme Burton 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    2. Media and society: critical perspectives - Graeme Burton 2010

      Book Core

  2. Important sources for the module. 2 items
    1. Understanding media theory | ebook - Kevin Williams 2003

      Book Core ebook: click on web address link to go to the ebook

    2. Understanding media theory - Kevin Williams 2003

      Book Core

  3. Weekly Readings 14 items
    1. Week 1 Introduction to the Module 0 items
      The Film Industry: Hollywood and the Studio System 1 item During World War 1, the American film Industry underwent a series of transformations that quickly led to worldwide dominance. Companies involved in different sectors of the industry merged, leading to the establishment of large vertically integrated companies. This lecture will discuss these transformations within the film industry.
    2. Week 2 The Film Industry: Cinema on the Margins (Documentaries, Third Cinema, Indy Films etc.) 1 item
      The lecture will discuss the industry of documentaries, art cinema, and third world cinema.
      1. Saving Face 28/2/2012

        Audio-visual document Core

    3. Week 3 FANDOM 2 items
      Fandom: what is a ‘fan’ Fans have existed since the inception of the mass media. The television variety is perhaps a little different to that of the big screen. Most recently, the concept of fandom has been rather differently articulated through the web which has replaced ‘snailmail’, giving fans a broader range of perspectives and more instant gratification.
      1. Fans, bloggers and gamers: exploring participatory culture - Henry Jenkins c2006

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    4. Week 4 On Online Fandom: Case Studies 4 items
      The lecture looks at ethnographic audience studies and computer mediated communication.
      1. Buffy and Angel conquer the Internet: essays on online fandom - Mary Kirby-Diaz 2009

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      2. Tune in, log on: soaps, fandom, and on-line community - Nancy Baym 1999

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    5. Week 5: The Internet 2 items
      New technologies are transforming communications at a grassroots level and yet how inclusive is this transformation? We will discuss examples from internet TV and radio, websites and social networking sites. Case Studies: The Case of Alex Sanchez, Wikileaks, Arab Spring, O-Platz.net; and How Facebook changed the world.
      1. The media studies reader - Tim O'Sullivan, Yvonne Jewkes 1997

        Book Core

      2. Media Studies: A Reader (Thornham & Marris) - UCLan Bookshare

        Book Core This digitised book is for use by visually impaired students only.

    6. Week 6: Social Media 0 items
      In this lecture we will explore social media from a critical perspective.
    7. Week 7: BBC Question Time: Equal Participation? 1 item
      In this introductory lecture we discuss the relationship between television as ‘Institution’ and televisi. Using the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a case study of the former, we will examine the ways in which British Audiences may or may not get the right to have an opinion during airtime.
      1. Media studies: a reader - Sue Thornham, Caroline Bassett, Paul Marris 2009

        Book Core Jϋrgens Habermas, The Public Sphere, in Thornham and Marris, Media Studies: A Reader, Edinburgh University Press, p55

    8. Week 8: Understanding the Impact of Media Conglomeration and Hegemony 2 items
      This session will explore the ways in which institutional practices influence and control news production and perspectives. It will include a screening of a powerful documentary Outfoxed that uncovers the practices of Murdoch’s Fox News Channel in the US and provides an understanding of how television programming formats control what can and cannot be said about current affairs. We will additionally discuss the relationship between Trump and established media. Discussion of articles generated through independent research. Discussion Question: In what way does media conglomeration weaken a democratic society?
      1. Outfoxed • Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism - Robert Greenwald 2004

        Audio-visual document  Click to play

    9. Week 9: Regulating the media: the role of Ofcom and the regulation of press in the UK 1 item
      The regulatory framework of any country reveals a great deal about the relationship between government and media institutions and the economic environment in which they operate. The lecture will provide an overview of regulatory processes, and in doing so suggest ways in which the role of the mass media is perceived in a western nation such as the UK. Seminar Read and discuss journal article. Online Discussion: To what extent should the state control the media? Discuss advantages and disadvantages?
      1. Reading: Various journal articles posted on blackboard

    10. Week 10: The Audience as Diaspora 1 item
      What is the implication of a globalised media in terms of identity formation and re-imagining ‘home’? We look at how expatriates ‘keep in touch’ by watching programming from ZeeTV to GeoTV on the web. From Pakistan to Spain, diasporic and expatriate communities create a sense of community outside their homeland.
      1. Seminar: Reading and discussion of journal articles.

    11. Week 11: Revision and preparation for presentations 0 items
    12. Week 12: Presentations 0 items
  4. Core Reading 10 items
    1. Power without responsibility: press, broadcasting and the Internet in Britain - James Curran, Jean Seaton 2018

      Book Core

    2. The media student's book - Branston, Gill, Stafford, Roy 2010

      Book Core

    3. The media student's book | ebook - Branston, Gill, Stafford, Roy 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    4. Media institutions and audiences: key concepts in media studies - Lacey, Nick 2002

      Book Core Also available as an Electronic Resource

    5. Television, audiences, and cultural studies - Morley, Dave 1992

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  5. Further Reading 44 items
    1. Ill effects: the media/violence debate - Barker, Martin, Petley, Julian 2000

      Book Further Also available as an Electronic Resource

    2. Ill effects: the media/violence debate - Barker, Martin, Petley, Julian 2001 (electronic resource)

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    3. Media research methods: audiences, institutions, texts - Ina Bertrand, Peter Hughes 2018

      Book Further 2nd edition

    4. Digital fandom 2.0: new media studies - Paul Booth 2016

      Book Core

    5. A social history of the media: from Gutenberg to the Internet - Asa Briggs, Peter Burke 2009

      Book Further

    6. Cyberspaces of their own: female fandoms online - Rhiannon Bury c2005

      Book Further

    7. An introductory history of British broadcasting - Crisell, Andrew 2002

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    8. An introductory history of British broadcasting - Crisell, Andrew, MyiLibrary 2002 (electronic resource)

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    9. The mass media and power in modern Britain - Eldridge, J. E. T., Kitzinger, Jenny, Williams, Kevin 1997

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    10. Fandom : identities and communities in a mediated world - Jonathan Alan ; Harrington Gray 2007

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    11. Challenging the news: the journalism of alternative and community media - Forde, Susan 2011

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    12. British television policy: a reader - Franklin, Bob 2001

      Book Further

    13. Women and soap opera: a study of prime time soaps - Geraghty, Christine c1991

      Book Further

    14. Hollywood studio system : a history - Douglas Gomery 2005

      Book Further

    15. The New media book - Harries, Dan 2002

      Book Further

    16. Critical digital studies: a reader 2013

      Book Further

    17. Media power: a sociological introduction - McCullagh, Ciaran, Campling, Jo 2002

      Book Further

    18. Digital advertising - Andrew McStay 2016

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    19. Hollywood cinema - Richard Maltby 2003

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    20. Media convergence: networked digital media in everyday life - Meikle, Graham, Young, Sherman 2012

      Book Further

    21. Media nations: communicating belonging and exclusion in the modern world - Mihelj, Sabina 2011

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    22. Television studies - Miller, Toby 2010

      Book Further

    23. Television studies - Miller, Toby 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    24. Critical dictionary of film and television theory - Pearson, Roberta E., Simpson, Philip 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    25. Critical dictionary of film and television theory - Simpson, Philip, Pearson, Roberta E. 2001

      Book Further Also available as an Electronic Resource

    26. Youth in Britain since 1945 - Osgerby, Bill 1998

      Book Further

    27. Public broadcasting for the 21st century - Raboy, Marc (1996?)

      Book Further

    28. The British press and broadcasting since 1945 - Seymour-Ure, Colin 1996

      Book Further

    29. Media and meaning: an introduction - Stewart, Colin, Lavelle, Marc, Kowaltzke, Adam, British Film Institute 2001

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    30. The media in Britain: current debates and developments - Stokes, Jane C., Reading, Anna 1999

      Book Further Also available as an Electronic Resource

    31. The media in Britain: current debates and developments - Stokes, Jane C., Reading, Anna 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    32. Media audiences: effects, users, institutions, and power - Sullivan, John L. [2013]

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    33. Media studies: a reader - Thornham, Sue, Bassett, Caroline, Marris, Paul 2009

      Book Further

    34. War and the media: reporting conflict - Thussu, Daya Kishan, Freedman, Des 2003

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    35. Understanding media theory - Williams, Kevin 2003

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    36. Understanding media theory - Williams, Kevin, NetLibrary, Inc 2003 (electronic resource)

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