418115 VU Interdisziplinary Competencies: Media use of young people and the future of quality journalism

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418115
VU Interdisziplinary Competencies: Media use of young people and the future of quality journalism
VU 2
3,5
weekly
annually
German

The students acquire basic knowledge as related to challenges for communication, learning and education in a digital media age. The students acquire basic knowledge as related to challenges for communication, learning and education in a digital media age. Approaches to solutions for strengthening problem awareness in view of complex issues and conveying complexity despite a culture of tl;dr [too long; didn't read]

The lecture series contains in-depth contributions on the topic of the Media Day 2019 "Young people using media and the future of quality journalism". Quality journalism, which is characterized by careful research and factual reporting, can be seen as the opposite pole to simplifying and sensationalistic tabloid journalism. The lecture series is interdisciplinary and deals with questions such as the following: What demands do young people make on political and media reporting? Which criteria and functions are indispensable for them and constitute meaningful and valuable information? Who defines quality and truth? How do young people see quality journalism and what expectations do you have of journalism? How can quality journalism reach young people? How must quality journalism develop in order to continue to play its role in society in the future? What educational opportunities must there be to sensitize young people to the quality of media?

Invited lectures, plenary discussions, active participation in the media day event.

Option a): active participation in the lecture and teaching concept (including literature and justifications) for schools or extracurricular education or similar.

Option b): active participation in the lecture and written essay about a specialization topic considering the discussions in the course, current discourses as well as selected theoretical and empirical references to the LV topic (volume: approx. 15 pages).

Note: For the written work, the working title of the respective project including assignment to one of the two options must be submitted by the second deadline (25.10.2019) at the latest.



 

References will be communicated in the course.

The requirements specified by the respective curricula must be met

Lecture series -

contact: <Medieninstitut-Tutor@uibk.ac.at>

see dates
Do, 14.11.2019: Teilnahme am Medientag der Universität Innsbruck, Ort und genaue Uhrzeit wird bekannt gegeben