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Lecture 1

CMNS 240 Lecture 1: Course Introduction


Department
Communication
Course Code
CMNS 240
Professor
Enda Brophy
Lecture
1

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CMNS 240 – Week 1
INTRO
themes and content
significance
goals
format
WHAT IS
what is the political economy of cmns
opolicy of media
oeconomy of media, how to allocate resources
SNOWDEN EXAMPLE
begins to structure media environment
repercussions in Canada
ohighlighted a NSA Canadian counterpart
PEC
as an approach which seeks to investigate the relationship between communication and
political and economic power
world of media, like political economy, is at a historical junction, undergoing a crisis and
transformation
capitalism is a system that occasionally becomes stagnant, encounters barriers and enters
crisis
owhen crisis happens, called periods of creative destruction, get through these crisis,
create new so a new version of capitalism can emerge
osigns
2008 global financial crisis
summer 2015 shanghai stock exchange plunges
one of main motors of world economy stuttering, bringing world
markets down with it
summer 2015 Greek debt crisis
summer 2015 anti-austerity protests in Greece
2014/2015 anti-debt protests, US Chile Canada
WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES WE'LLL LOOK AT
traditional mass media organizations and the financial crisis
multimedia conglomerates and the challenge of social media firms
the growing importance of intellectual property vs the free availability of information
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