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Sports, Media and Culture - MDIA5005
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Enrolment in Postgraduate Journalism and Communication program
Fee Band: 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course introduces students to the cultural, political and economic role played by sport globally. It aims to develop their understanding of the role played by the media in commercialising sport and in globalising audiences for sport. It will also develop students' understanding of sports media practice.

Topics include: the cultural, political and economic roles of sport; globalised sports and sports audiences; localism; writing for fans; sports reporting technologies; new media impacts on sports reporting; gender in sports and sports reporting; and research and interview techniques for sports news and opinion writing.

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