• WHAT: Is designed to give the students a thorough understanding of the concept,stakeholders in, and international practices of, media governance. The course will entail four sections: Unit I – Core Theories and Concepts; Unit II – Mapping and Defining Stakeholders; Unit III – Mapping and Defining Issues; Unit IV – Strategies and Tactics for Impact.
  • WHY: Challenges such as privacy, intellectual property rights, cross-media ownership, and freedom of expression no longer pertain to individual governments, but re-define business practices, challenge marketing and PR efforts, transform the nature of journalism, and impact every day lives of citizens all around the world. In our increasingly mediated societies, media governance challenges are constantly being debated amongst and between media industries, networks and service provides, journalists, policy makers, and the civil society. Hence, understanding media governance is essential to media professionals; especially to those who seek to work in international contexts.
  • HOW: This blog is our “home platform”. We will also use some other open access platforms for several assignments.
    • A weekly briefing will be posted here every Friday afternoon.
    • Your weekly assignment will always be due the Friday thereafter, at 11:59pm.
  • PRIVACY: Note that this is a blog that is public and potentially for anyone to see and read. If you don’t want to use your real name, just choose a screen name to use when posting here.  When posting for the first time, you need to log in with your email address. Please use your SJU address so I can identify you. I, as the blog administrator, am the only one to see that. Others will only see your screen name.

Please find the detailed syllabus here.