Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Media, Power and Politics MCS 517 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator EKMEL GEÇER
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

This couse aims to examine the interactions between media and political institutions, actors and processes, in light of theories of journalism, communication and political practice.

Course Content

This course attempts to explain roles of media in a well-functioning democracy. Furtermore it expolores what constitutes the “media” in today's circumstances. The course will cover a wide range of issues related to media impact on political campaigns and political advocacy.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students should be able to critically evaluate media theories as applied to daily life Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam, Homework, Project / Design,
2 Students should be able to develop oral and writing skills Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Students should be able to develop critical understanding through media and democracy relation Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Project / Design,
4 Students should be able to develop discussion skills related with political discources and media power Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Comforting Myths and Harsh Truths: the state of News Production
2 The Role of the Media in Public Life
3 ournalists, Citizens, and the Public(s)
4 press bias(es)
5 The journalistic profession: indexing, framing, and priming
6 The Looming News Crisis
7 Alternative Models of Journalistic Production
8 Midterm
9 The Internet is not a “Series of Tubes”
10 Privacy Online and other concerns
11 New Media and Poltics
12 Political participation and New media
13 Media and Democracy
14 Final
Course Notes
Course Resources

VIDEO: “How the Internet will (one day) transform government,” by Shirky. Ted Talk

Schudson, Michael. 1995. The Power of News. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Ghonim, W. (2012) The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: New York. 

Issenberg, S. (2012) The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns, New York: Crown.

 Karpf, D. (2012) The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy, New York: Oxford University Press. 

 Lih, A. (2009), The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia, Hyperion: New York. 

Shirky, C. (2008), Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, Penguin Books: New York. 

Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 50
1. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Total Workload 0
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 0
dersAKTSKredisi 6