Sunday, October 4, 2009
Here's another question:
As journalism faces difficulty in a time of global economic crisis, should nation-states think seriously about revising the global governance of media systems? We know that some markets have exploded into many different channel offerings, even while media conglomeration continues to accelerate. Given what we know about the role of media in culture and conflict, is it time to revisit the older concerns about media ownership and rights of information and communication as discussed in the previous readings?
Please provide a short answer to this question by Saturday, 5pm.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
If you choose to answer, please respond by Monday, Sept 14, on your group blog site.
The question is relatively straightforward - do you think the "political-economy" concerns that have driven much of the debate in IC research over the past decades are still relevant? If so, why?
Or, do you think that other kinds of questions should be the focus of researchers and policy-makers?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I look forward to our discussions and debate here on the course blog for the International Communication class. I will periodically post updates, course information, and of course the Analysis Questions here on this blog. As discussed in class, you can also use this blog to click through and check out what other people in class are writing.
See you in class next week! Remember... be sure to order your International Communication reader as soon as possible to ensure you'll have it for the remainder of the class.