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JOVA8 Media structures and governance: Nordic Public Service Media in Global Comparison 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Journalism and Communication
School of Communication, Media and Theatre

General description

This course aims at developing a theoretical and methodological basis for a comparative analysis of public service media worldwide. The lectures will focus on description and analysis of public service broadcasting in the Nordic countries; history and development, structure & remit, organization, funding, programming and production, construction of audiences as well as performance. This broadcasting oriented view is then discussed in relation to the new identity of public service broadcasting as public service media. Through student work in the course the lectures are complemented by a comparative European and global view. The main assignment for the students is to produce basic comparative data from their respective countries of origin by making use of the analytic scheme of the lectures. The web pages of broadcasters and similar Internet sources will be used as main measures to collect the needed information for student work.

Lectures and Exercises (2 ECTS), Working Paper (3 ECTS)

Enrolment for University Studies

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Marko Ala-Fossi, Teacher responsible


21-Jan-2016 – 25-Feb-2016
Thu 21-Jan-2016 - 25-Feb-2016 weekly at 9-12, Päät ls. E221