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MEJOS13 Contemporary Issues 10 op
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Media Management
Person in charge
Gregory Ferrell Lowe
Course is available for:
  • Major subject students
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
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Curricula 2011 – 2012
MEJOS13 Contemporary Issues 10 ECTS

General description

Readings, critical discussion, lecture notes, field research, collaborative exercises. Spans one academic year (the first full year of master’s studies).

Learning outcomes

Students will learn about theory and practice in varied areas that are relevant to the management of media organizations. The focus is on developing deeper understandings about contemporary trends, issues and challenges, with implications for the future of the industry as well as their career ambitions.


After completing the course the student will understand a variety of contemporary issues and challenges. It isn’t possible to specify all and everything, but it will certainly include changing structures in media industries, problems and experiments with traditional business models, the essential ideas and requirements for varied specialist areas of management practice (e.g. brand management, supply chain management, etc).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Lecture, field assignments, critical reflection, presentations.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Attendance (3 ECTS), readings and essays (4 ECTS), and team-based assignments and presentations (3 ECTS).

Study materials

Albarran, Alan B., Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted and Michael O. Wirth (eds.) (2006) Handbook of Media Management and Economics. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

A packet of contemporary readings from academic journals and books, trade press sources, international news magazines, and on-line reports. 

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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