JOVA8 Media and Cultural Industries 5 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Journalism and Communication
Person in charge
University lecturer in Media Culture
Minimum preceding studies
20 ECTS.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Viestinnän, median ja teatterin yksikkö
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

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.

Contents

The course includes introduction to the main patterns and developments in media industries on a global scale and theoretical tools to analyze these developments. Full range of media production from large corporations to individual production, from public service to digital entrepreneurship and amateur production is examined. Thus the course offers insight on, among other things, how digitalization and amateur production are shaping media industries and how these changes affect structures of media production, policies and regulation. Key debates on ownership, power, social impact, copyright, free labor/ exploitation, and affective capitalism are examined through case studies.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures
Exercises
Exam

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
Exercise(s) 
In Finnish
Essay 
In Finnish
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English
Option 3
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Essay 
In English

Lectures (20 h + 10 h) that include workshops based on course literature. The course is completed with a presentation and a final essay that is produced based on the workshops and literature during the course. The study assignments and the essay can be written in English or in Finnish. English is the teaching language during the course.

Completion: Lectures with workshops and presentation, and a final essay 5 ECTS

Alternative completion: Book exam or an essay 5 ECTS. The literature must be agreed with a teacher responsible of the module.

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Literature will be compiled from the following sources and recent research articles:

Anderton & al.: Understanding the music industries. 2013
Baker: Media concentration and democracy: why ownership matters
Bruns: Blogs, Wikipedia, Second life, and Beyond: from production to produsage. 2007
Burkart & McCourt: Digital music wars: ownership and control of the celestial jukebox. 2006
Calabrese and Sparks: Toward a political economy of culture: capitalism and communication in the twenty-first century. 2003
Curran & Gurevitch and Woollacott (eds): Mass communication and society
Curran and Park (eds): De-Westernizing media studies. 2000
Freedman: The politics of media policy. 2008
Hesmondhalgh: The Cultural industries, 3rd edition. 2013
Hesmondhalgh & Toynbee (eds.): The Media and Social Theory. 2008
Holt & Perren (eds.): Media industries. History, theory and method. 2009
Jenkins: Convergence Culture. 2007
Terranova: Free Labor: Producing Culture for the Digital Economy. 2000
Muehlebach & Shoshan: Post-Fordist Affect
Van Dijck: Culture of connectivity. 2013

Belongs to following study modules

Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta
2017–2018
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta