Dr Arne Hintz sets the agenda for revamped Journalism, Media and Communications Masters
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Dr Arne Hintz leads MA JMC's popular Media, Activism and Participation module
The longest established MA programme at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) has a new Course Director, Dr. Arne Hintz.
After its name and remit widened from ‘Journalism Studies’ to ‘Journalism, Media and Communications’ in 2011, Dr. Hintz has swiftly evolved this remit to include the ever growing impact of Communication over Journalism and the Media.
Dr. Arne Hintz said, “Communication is now at the core of most social, political, economic and cultural processes.
“From citizen journalism to global news services, from intellectual property to financial markets, and from networked protest to the phone hacking scandal, communication is at the heart of the processes and debates that drive our world.
“Understanding these dynamics and having the skills to shape them is crucial for being an active citizen and, not least, for succeeding in the job market.”
The current academic year has seen the introduction of new staff and new course topics. While the programme still maintains a strong focus on the study of journalism and media representation, it has now expanded into the new areas of digital technology and citizen media.
The programme’s international approach discusses not just ‘Western’ issues such as Europe’s public service broadcast tradition, but equally community radio in Africa, micro-blogging in China, and global phenomena such as WikiLeaks.
Dr. Hintz concluded, "The goal of the degree is to prepare students for the exciting field of global media and communication by exploring how the media is changing in a dynamic global environment characterised by technological, political, social, economic and cultural upheaval."