Media and Politics; Citizen Journalism

Course description Media and Politics; Citizen Journalism
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 6440KMPCJ
  • R.K. Tromble
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 300
Period: Semester 1, Block II
  • Yes Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

Students must be enrolled in the Political Science program.


This course examines various concepts, principles, and theories at the heart of the relationship between media and politics by putting the former into practice. That is, students will engage with the course material by themselves undertaking citizen journalism and reporting on an issue or event that is politically relevant.

Course objectives

By the end of the course students should:
• Develop a better understanding of the ways in which media and politics interact in democratic societies.
• Be better able to evaluate the quality of media reporting.


Tuesdays 11.00-13.00h, from 31 Octobr - 19 December
Thursdays 11.00-13.00h, from 2 November - 21 December

Mode of instruction


Course Load


Assessment method

• Reflection essays
• Citizen journalism reporting project: a news report presented in both text and video formats and distributed via digital platforms


Blackboard will be used to share course information, coordinate the course project, and submit assignments.

Reading list

See full syllabus.


See Preliminary Info


Dr. R.K. Tromble