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2017-18 NSU Graduate Catalog 
2017-18 NSU Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

M S 5753 - Media and Politics

3 Credit Hours
This course examines the processes of mass-mediated political communication in democratic societies.  Although these processes can be studied in a variety of contexts, this course will focus primarily on the interaction between news media, audiences, and politicians in the United States.  Special emphasis will be given to the role of news media in democratic theory, the politics of media control, media coverage of war, elections and policy-making, the impact of new mass communication technologies, the effects of media messages on audiences, and factors shaping the construction of news such as journalistic routines, media economics, and the strategic management of news by politicians.