By the end of the seminar, students will be able to:
- analyze the nature and relevance of the media in the European space;
- understand the role of the media in contemporary society;
- understand the relationship between media representations and society;
- identify different news sources;
- elaborate a comment or essay on a given topic
1. Introduction to the notions of media, culture, society
2. Representations and discourses
2.1 The enlarged audio-visual Europe. The many faces of Europeanization
2.2 A new European information order
2.3 The European union and the press
3. Identities and topographies of everyday life
3.1 The other frontier: media assistance by international organizations
3.2 Religious identities in the European media: a legal perspective
3.3 Maintaining old traditions of media diversity in Europe
3.4 New media, new Europe
4. Media, democracy and European culture
4.1 Media: the unknown player in European integration
4.2 Journalistic freedom and the media pluralism in the public spheres of Europe
4.3 The European imaginary: media fictions, democracy and Cultural identities
4.4 Media and communication policy in Europe
4.5 The role of communication rights in the democratization of the European Union
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•Cardoso, Gustavo. Os Media na Sociedade em Rede. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2006.
•Charles, Alec. Media in the Enlarged Europe. Politics, Policy and Industry. Bristol: Intellect Ltd, 2009
•Georgion, M. Diaspora, Identity and the Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2006.
•Martins, Ana Isabel. A Europa e os Media. Lisboa: Livros Horizonte, 2010.
•Stevenson, N. Understanding Media Cultures (2nd ed). London: Sage, 2002.
•Triandafyllidon, Anna, Wodak, Ruth, Krzyzanowski (eds). The European Public Sphere and the Media: Europe in Crisis. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.