Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: COM210
Module Title: Global Journalism
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Media and Communication
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module will introduce students to the comparative study of journalism, highlighting the different systems and practices across the globe, and paying particular attention to the demographics, education, socialization, professional attitudes and working conditions of journalists in various countries, closely looking at the many societal and organisational constraints in which journalists operate today. The module examines the impact and consequences of technological change on the practice of global journalism on print, broadcast and online.
Learning outcomes 
A compare and contrast the work practices and professional values of journalists around the world;

B become familiar with the various factors and institutions that influence global media content;

C have a sound understanding of the role of technology, news agencies and networks in the global media marketplace;

D critically analyze changes and trends in news production and news media consumption around the globe.

Method of teaching and learning 
The syllabus will typically comprise:

• Introduction to journalism and global journalism;

• History of journalism structures and ethics;

• Outside influences on media content (Financial, political, legal systems);

• Journalism in China;

• Journalism in the U.S. and the Americas;

• Journalism in the UK and Europe;

• Journalism in Australia and Oceania;

• Technology and globalization of information;

• Global media ownership;

• Informal and formal regulation of journalism;

• Global journalism comparison, foreign correspondents;

• Citizen journalism and social media.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26   13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Project 50.00
2 Essay 50.00

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