Checking date: 19/07/2023

Course: 2023/2024

New theoretical frameworks of communication in the internet age
Master in Applied Research in Media (Plan: 193 - Estudio: 248)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
This course is part of the Jean Monnet Chair "EU, Disinformation and Fake News"
Students will be able to: Apply media theories and their related conceptual frameworks to analyze and understand current mediated communication practices and processes.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.- Communication in the Network Society. Analysis from the Convergent Culture Theory Approach. 2.- Civilization of Algorithms: Study of the Social, Political, Cultural and Media Software of the 21st Century. 3.- Big data and Communication. Analysis of a Theoretical Paradigm Change: From Mad Men to Math Men 4.- The Source as a Mass Media: Updating Jakobson's Communicational Model 5.- Disinformation and fake news 6.- Social Movements and Communication in the Internet Age 7.- Analysis of methodologies, projects and research articles applied to the new theoretical frameworks of communication in the Internet era
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures Seminars Screnings Textual / Film analysis Forums Office hours will be held on Thursdays or by appointment
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Alexander, J.C; Butler Breese, E and Luengo, M (eds) . The crisis of journalism reconsidered. Cambridge Universtiy Press. 2016
  • Elías, C. Science on the Ropes. Decline of Scientific Culture in the Era of Fake News. Springer-Nature. 2019
  • Elías, C. El selfie de Galileo. Software social, político e intelectual del siglo XXI. Península-Planeta. 2015
  • Elías, C.. Big data y Periodismo en la Sociedad Red. Síntesis. 2015
  • Elías-Pérez, C., & Catalan-Matamoros, D.. Coronavirus: Fear to «official» fake news boosts WhatsApp and alternative sources. . Media and Communication. 2020
  • Kenski, K and Hall Jamieson, K (eds) . The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication. Oxford University Press. 2017
  • Langer, F . The digital transformation of news media and the rise of disinformation and fake news - An economic perspective. Digital Economy Working Paper JRC Technical Reports. European Commission. . 2018
  • Nguyen, A., & Catalan-Matamoros, D. . Digital Mis/Disinformation and Public Engagment with Health and Science Controversies: Fresh Perspectives from Covid-19. . Media and Communication. 2020
  • Otto, K and Andreas Köhler, A (Eds). Trust in Media and Journalism: Empirical Perspectives on Ethics, Norms, Impacts and Populism in Europe. Springer-Nature. 2018
  • Salmon, Ch. Storytelling: The machine that fabricates histories and forms spirits. Pensilvania State University (edición en español en Península, 2009). 2008
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • AAVV. Scientific Research in the media.. European Commission Report. 2007
  • Bauer, M W. y Bucchi, M. Journalism, Science and Society.. Routledge. 2007
  • Castells, M.. Comunicación y Poder. Alianza. 2009
  • Coleman, B. . Hello Avatar. Rise of the Networked Generation. . MIT Press. 2011
  • Diezhandino, M.P; Carrera, P. et al. . Periodismo en la era de Internet. Ariel. 2008
  • Eco, U. . Apocalípticos e integrados ante la cultura de masas. Lumen. 2008
  • Jenkins, H y Thorburn. D. . Democracy and new media. . MIT Press. 2003
  • Jenkins, H. . Convergence Culture. . New York Univerity Press. Nueva York. (edición en español en Paidós, 2008). 2006
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.