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Media and Society

Code 11332
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 10
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Communication Sciences
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This course mainly seeks to develop critical thinking and argumentative writing in the fields of media and media communication. The objectives of this curricular unit are:
- Addressing communication via media as a process of construction of meaning and social action.
- Consider the characteristics of the media and the media system in its context.
- Situate the performance of the media and via media acting as a catalyst for social mediation and leverage opportunities.
- Promote theoretical knowledge and capacity to develop performance analysis of media as communication resources and mediation in different aspects of social life.
- Relate traditional media with new media
- Develop research skills, and independent formulation and presentation techniques.
Syllabus Theoretical and analytical discussion of issues related to the definition of the place and role of social media in contemporary time.
Specific topics:
1. Communication, media and mediation;
2. Media, mediation and symbolic power;
3. Information, knowledge, entertainment;
4. Media, sociability and community;
5. Media, public and audiences;
6. Media consumption and identity;
7. Media, public opinion, politics and democracy;
8. Media, innovation and social change;
9. Media, journalism and journalists.
Main Bibliography CARON & CARONIA (2007), Mobile communication in everyday life, Montréal: McGill U Press;
CHOMSKY, Noam (2013), Occupy, Lisboa: Antígona;
COWHEY & ARONSON (2009), The Political Economy of Innovation, MIT Press;
CROTEAU & HOYNES (2005), Corporate Media and the Public Interest, Pine Forge;
HEINICH, Nathalie (2012), De la visibilité. Excellence et singularité en régime médiatique, Paris: Gallimard;
JONES, J. (2004), Entertaining Politics, Rowman & Littlefield;
LASH & LURRY (2007), Global Cultures industry, Polity;
MANOVICH, Lev (2010), Le Langage des Nouveaux Médias, Dijon: les Presses du Réel;
ORNEBRING, H. et al (2004), “Tabloid Journalism and the Public Sphere”, In: Journalism Studies, 5: 3, Sage;
RAMONET, Ignacio (2011), L’Explosion du journalisme. Des médias de masse à la masse des médias, Paris: Galilée;
REBELO, José (coord.), (2011), Ser Jornalista em Portugal, Lisboa: Gradiva.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2014-07-20

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