New Venture Development and Industry Analysis Map (graduate level)
The Venture Development courses (I & II) are the capstone courses of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. It is the core of your program-wide studies, and it is within the context of these two courses that students conceive and develop an investment quality comprehensive business plan. You will participate in a wide variety of learning activities and complete a number of specific assignments, all designed to support this goal. Throughout these activities and assignments, your key deliverable is
The Branding of America
This site offers thumbnail histories of nearly 30 well-known brand names associated with soft drinks, potatoes, cereal, fruit, airplanes, buses, pianos, sewing machines, jeans, shoes, and other products.
Streaming Live Online Arabic Media (Radio & TV)
Streaming Live Online Arabic Media (Radio & TV)
The Study of Media Audiences
The aim of this one semester course is to provide an introductory guide to important theoretical and methodological concerns that have influenced audience studies alongside some of the seminal work on the persuasive power of media.
Key Issues and Approaches to Media Studies Mod 1 Unit 2
This module introduces a variety of influential, competing ways of thinking about the media within the broad area of social science research, but drawing also on other disciplines. On completing this module, you will be able to identify and critically evaluate the major different theoretical approaches to the media and how these approaches relate to broader theories of society. This unit looks at the relationship between media research and social science, focusing in particular on the early d
Key Issues and Approaches to Media Studies Mod 1 Unit 6
This module introduces a variety of influential, competing ways of thinking about the media within the broad area of social science research, but drawing also on other disciplines. On completing this module, you will be able to identify and critically evaluate the major different theoretical approaches to the media and how these approaches relate to broader theories of society. This unit explores one of the younger traditions in mass communication research which is sometimes called the New Au
Media History and Social Regulation Mod 2 Unit 8
Module 2 discusses key features and developments in media history, focusing on the histories of print and audio-visual media. The module examines issues in the debates that govern scholarly, ethical and political thinking about the actual or desired relationship of media to public life and considers the relative significance and benefits of private, public and mixed-ownership media. The aim of this unit is to carry the narrative of the development of the mass media in industrialised societies
Media History and Social Regulation Mod 2 Unit 11
UKOER Course Pack
Morality and Media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silve
This event will discuss the moral implications of the increasing globalisation of the media and our increasing dependence on those media for our understanding of the other in the world in which we live, the subject of Professor Roger Silverstone's book, Media and Morality: on the rise of the mediapolis (Polity, 2006).
Development Governance and the Media: the role of the media in building African society
How can the media hold governments in developing countries to account? How can more effective media development improve development more widely? What is the impact of the digital revolution in Africa? Are there fragile states in which media development must be abandoned altogether? This report sets out the POLIS view of 'networked journalism' for fostering media development in Africa.
The Future of Iraq: the media and public response to the Iraq Commission
Following a series of hearings, Channel 4 aired the findings of the Channel 4/ Foreign Policy Centre Iraq Commission in a special programme presented by Jon Snow on Saturday 14 July 2007. The Commission, the equivalent of the US Iraq Study Group, is an independent, cross-party Commission which has produced recommendations on the future of Britain's role in Iraq. The POLIS event will be the first public debate on the findings of the Iraq Commission. Through incorporative panel debate, it will gau
Media and Democracy in Post-Putin Russia: has the death of press freedom been exaggerated?
Who is to blame for the current state of the Russian media? Can press freedom be revived? Miklos Haraszti is the representative on freedom of the media at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Edward Lucas is East European correspondent at The Economist and author of The New Cold War and How to Win It, to be published in 2008. Pavel Andreev is London deputy bureau chief, Russian News & Information Agency. Darya Pushkova is a correspondent from Russia Today.
Global Media System, Public Knowledge and Democracy
Much of the world is moving towards the entertainment-centred, market-based media model of the United States. If this continues, we will enter a new era of political ignorance. James Curran is director of the Media Research Programme at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Children's Media: More Harm than Good?
Public policy is scrutinising potential media harms, given rapid expansion of the internet, fears over 'toxic' childhood, and pressing dilemmas for media regulation. But is the media the problem or the solution?
The McCanns and the Media
The McCanns were the biggest media story of 2007. This event goes behind the headlines to ask why it became a media obsession, whether information or entertainment triumphed, and what impact the coverage has as the case continues.
Distant Suffering in the Media
Professor Lilie Chouliaraki will talk about suffering in the media, addressing the question of how far images and stories of suffering make a difference in our ways of engaging with distant sufferers.Lilie Chouliaraki is chair in media and communications at the Department of Media and Communications and research director of POLIS at LSE.
Towards a new response to climate change - perspectives from Australia
With its ratification of the Kyoto Protocol in December 2007 and commitment to introduce an emissions trading scheme - the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme - in 2010, the Australian Government has taken the opportunity to approach climate change policy from a fresh perspective. Senator Wong will outline the Government's global and domestic policy approach, with particular emphasis on the key role of market-based mechanisms. Penny Wong was appointed Australia's Minister for Climate Change and Wa
Opening up 'Illiberal' Regimes: do media and communications matter?
Even in closed authoritarian systems, or 'illiberal' regimes, spaces exist for civil society activity, debate, and networking. Accelerated by globalisation, this process is enabled by diverse actors using traditional and new communications tools, often challenging the status quo.
Surviving the global economic crisis - perspectives from Africa and Asia
A meeting that will present perspectives on the global crisis from leading figures in the field of growth and international development. Presentations will focus on the effects of the global economic downturn on developing countries, how those countries are managing the impact of the crisis, and what more might be done to assist them. This event is being organized in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Climate Change: India policies and perspectives
India is the world's fifth largest emitter of CO2, after China, the USA, the EU and Russia. But in relative terms, India is a low carbon economy, with per capita emissions about a quarter of the global average. In spite of projected growth in emissions, these are likely to remain below the developed country average. India is also one of the countries most exposed to the projected impacts of climate change, particularly on food production, water availability and coastal cities. Already 2.6% of GD