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Course module: 880617-M-3
Research Skills: The hybrid media system and online writing
Course info
Course module880617-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Culture Studies; Culture Studies;
Is part of
M Culture Studies
Convenant TSH
dr. I.E.L. Maly
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 20/08/2020 up to and including 20/08/2021
(1) Understand the role and impact of digital media in hybrid media system,
(2) learn how to analyse the media logics of the hybrid media system,
(3) Understand how hybrid media logics affect power relations between different actors in the public space, 
(4) Learn how to use digital media to realize uptake for qualitative academic knowledge 
(5) understanding media logics and applying media literacies (SEO and SMO).
Digital media has a disruptive impact on the media field. ‘The media environment’ says Chadwick (2017: 24) ‘is more diverse, fragmented and polycentric and new practices have developed out the rise of digital communication’. These changes have systemic consequences for journalists, politicians, activists, academics and democracy and science in general.

Media shape a public space, a public forum in which politicians, journalists, intellectuals and since the rise of digital media, 'common people' can have a voice. Initially, the internet was understood as an instrument deepening and broadening democracy. In the second decennium of the 21stcentury, the overall evaluation of the impact of digital media is more dystopian.

In this course, we will look at the impact of so-called attention economy, the relation between different actors and media and the impact of fake news/junks news and data voids on the public sphere and democracy. Students have to research one case in detail and write a short academic article on it (analysis and formulate policy advise) and publish it on Diggit Magazine. Students are asked to apply their knowledge of SEO and SMO to make sure that their article is found in Google. 
Contact person
dr. I.E.L. Maly
Timetable information
Research Skills: The hybrid media system and online writing
Required materials
Recommended materials
To be announced
3000 word paper submitted in Diggit Mag

Presentation in class

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