JOVA8 Media and Cultural Industries 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Journalistiikan ja viestinnän tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Communication Sciences

Learning outcomes

The study module concentrates on research of media and cultural industries: systems, institutions, organizations and markets including policy and regulation of these areas. Having done this module the student has better understanding of the structures, patterns and changes in global media industries since the 1970s. The student is able to depict the central factors and the dynamics that affect media production in modern societies, and to evaluate the consequences of change in these systems particularly in terms of power. The student is able to identify the main debates and theoretical approaches relevant to an understanding of the media and cultural industries and to understand the interrelations between production, contents and consumption.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Anneli Lehtisalo, Teacher responsible


7-Mar-2019 – 16-May-2019
Thu 7-Mar-2019 - 16-May-2019 weekly at 15-17, Main Building C8, No lecture on 18.4.2019 (easter break)
25-Apr-2019 at 15 –17 , Main Building A32

Further information

Lectures Thursday 15-17

7 March Session 1: Introduction to media and cultural industries

Reading circles meet

14 March Session 2:
Media policy and global media system

Reading circles meet

21 March Session 3
Marko Ala-Fossi: European media policy

Reading circles meet

28 March Session 4
Anneli Lehtisalo: Media distribution

Reading circles meet

4 April Session 5 Jenni Hokka: Production studies

Reading circles meet

11 April: Session 6 Anne Soronen: Media work

18 April: No class, Easter holiday

Reading circles meet

25 April Session 7
Tarja Rautiainen-Keskustalo: Digital media culture and music industry

9 May Session 8

16 May Session 9

Vaihtoehtoisesta suorituksesta (essee) sovittava Hanna Suutelan kanssa  Alternative studies (essay) have to be agreed with  Hanna Suutela