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Sunday, March 24, 2013


Unit I              Introduction
a)Communication, Media, Society and Politics.
b)Theories of Political Impacts of Media
1)Pluralsi Model,2)Dominanat Ideology Model,3)Market Model,4)Elite Value Model
Unit II             Mass Media and Political Communication
a)Political Communicators.
b)Context of  Political Communication: Historical, Economical, Techonological, Organisational, Legal and Cultural
c)Characteristics of Mass Media:Print and Electronic,Social Media d)Overview of  Major  Global and National Media
Unit III           Politics in the Media Age
a)Forms of Political Communication
1)Direct: 2)Indirect:
b)Mass Media and Election:Political Mobilisation
c)Role of  Media in Different Political Systems
d)Mass Media and Public Sphere
Unit IV           Media & Public Policy .
Media in the Constitutional Framework
Media Freedom
Media Regulatory Framework
Media Ethics: Self-Censorship Vs State Regulation
Media Ownership: Public Private and Foreign Investment
Unit V             The Media and Social Capital
Soft News, Infotainment, Culture Industry
The Nature of News in the Twenty-first Century:Critique


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