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Digital Media: Practices and Provocations

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Veronica Spencer
Academic year

Module overview

Digital media have come to influence and shape the ways we live and engage with others. In this module you will engage with the impact of social media on our lives in a number of ways, for example, to gain an understanding of how social media has assisted in amplifying voices calling for social justice, shaped grassroots political activism and brought hidden global issues to international attention.

The module will offer an introduction to issues, influences and disruptors within the social media ecosphere and wider communications fields. You’ll gain an understanding of the global communications industry in a digital age with a specific focus on issues of social justice.

You’ll explore key concepts, e.g. some selected uses of algorithms, and learn to use data-driven approaches to content creation and debate your own creative approaches to digitally campaigning about issues that are relevant and interesting to you and your peers.

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