Political Gnomon

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The Political Gnomon will examine the ways in which news is constructed in the media, the social organisation of the media and the media as a site of contested power.

Media is a crucial political and social actor in an era in which information is becoming an increasingly valuable resource.

The Political Gnomon will undertake a critical analysis of television, Internet and newspaper reporting in local, national and international contexts.

It will analyse how political and social issues are represented in the media and focus on the social organisation of the media, uncovering patterns of ownership, regulation, struggle, and new communication systems.

The Political Gnomon will assess the influence of different interests in media construction of news and critically evaluate media representations of political and social relations in order to understand the media as a site of power and resistance

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