HFMK03303U FM, Module 1: Organizational and institutional analysis - Seminar A: Media and Politics

Volume 2017/2018

Master in Film and Media Studies, 2016-curriculum


This seminar explores the interplay of media and politics in several contexts.  On the one hand, we focus on political communication: how political actors (including NGOs) adapt to the changing media environment and use media to communicate with their supporters.  On the other hand, we examine media policies: how political elites regulate media institutions and organizations in the digital era.  We compare media systems and trends of political communication in different parts of parts Europe and the United States.  Non-democratic media politics in Russia and China are also discussed.  At the level of global media organizations, we examine the competition and soft power efforts of democratic and non-democratic actors in satellite television and online media.  The course touches upon political journalism and news in social media as well as traditional media; political marketing, branding and campaigns; and the political economy of media markets and ownership.  Some aspects of popular media culture (e.g., comedy talk shows and the Eurosong festival) are also explored from a political perspective.  A special attention is given to the phenomenon of “post-truth world”, fake news, strategic disinformation and other recent challenges to democratic media in the 21st century.

Learning Outcome

Master in Film and Media Studies, 2016-curriculum:

Module 1: HFMK03301E


Lectures and seminars
CEMES students will attend seminar B + the lectures
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Course Preparation
  • 352,5
  • Lectures
  • 24
  • Seminar
  • 33
  • Total
  • 409,5
Type of assessment
Seminar A: The exam will be conducted in English
Criteria for exam assesment