Course Description

MIT 135G (Winter 2006)   Analysing Broadcast News: Canadian Perspectives on Global Broadcast Media

Instructor: J. Compton

Course Description
This course focuses on the global broadcast media from a Canadian perspective, with emphasis on information broadcasting and the social and political controls which govern the broadcast media in Canada. Topics covered include the cultural role of broadcasting; broadcasting as an instrument in the nationalist agenda; the relation of broadcast media to government; the news as information or entertainment; and the impact of new technologies on electronic journalism.

Antirequisites: MIT 235F/G

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course