This module first introduces the history and development of print media with a focus on newspapers and their impact as mass media. You will also learn about the different factors which are affecting newspapers, from newspaper ownership chains to Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) and also how a decline in readership can be traced to competition with blogs and online newspapers. The module also describes different journalism styles such as objective journalism, interpretive journalism, literary journalism and how they influence reporting styles.
In this module you will learn you will learn about the different types of magazine publications as well as the development and history of the magazine industry. You will also learn about the different magazine publications influence trends and popular culture, as well as target certain population demographics.
Module 3 explains the role of editors in the print media industry, as well as the different types of editors and their function in the newsroom. You will also learn about editorial manipulation and its impact on the functioning of a fair and just society. The relationship between the media and politics is also explained as well as the use of political information. The function of producers and sub-editors is also explored.