Analyze trends in media and communication practices across Europe and how they intersect with European political institutions. Topics include mass media, development of media systems, and the effects of the media on the public. Look at the interaction of the European media industry with various sectors, including political parties, lobbyists, markets, NGOs, etc. A special focus will be on the relationship between media governance and European Institutions (including the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the EU Parliament). Includes a study visit to the headquarters of an international organization in Strasbourg and selected guest speakers from the world of print and digital information.
Semesters: Fall, Spring