The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
The course will: - analyze the socioeconomic, sociopolitical and sociocultural logics in action in the media sphere, - register them in a transhistorique, analytical and forward-looking perspective - centre the media in their sociopolitical environment - study the external socioeconomic structures of the media (structures of properties, crossed interests, concentration phenomena and internationalization) - analyze the main actors (world, regional groups, European and Belgian actors) - study the socioeconomic internal structures of the media (economic logics of costs and revenues, public aids, evaluation of the demand') - put in perspective the strategies of development of the media. - to show the students the concrete reality of medias existing in Belgium - give the students the necessary general knowledge which will allow them to understand and interpret the events of news arising in world media. The course bases itself at the same time on lectures and on sessions of exercises during which the students will be introduced to the concrete reality of world media in Belgium as well as to the follow-up of the current news concerning the media and in the sociopolitical, socioeconomic and sociocultural understanding of this news.
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