Media, Society and International Crises

Module code: JNL6041

This module examines the relationship between media, political bodies, NGOs, and wider societal actors at the outbreak of international crises. It looks into particular cases of recent international crises and early reportage, questions the emerging media and political representations, and evaluates them in light of theories of perception, identity, and reactions to uncertainty.

In this module students will conduct a research project into the early media coverage of a crisis, interview journalists, participate in a modelling exercise of political, public and media reactions to an international crisis, and relate early coverage to later narratives found in media and film.

Module aims

  • to examine the relationship between media, political bodies, NGOs, and wider societal actors at the early stages of international crises
  • to provide theoretical and practical insights into the development of early reportage and the initial political and societal reactions to crises
  • to equip students with skills to critically analyse crisis reporting and question its underlying factors and interests

Teaching

Module leader
Dr Dmitry Chernobrov

Semester
2

Credits
15

Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, fieldwork and film screenings

Assessment
1,000-word essay (40%)
2,000-word essay (60%)

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