About This Course
New media refers to live and on-demand access to content anytime, anywhere, from a wide variety of digital devices, as well as interactive user feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. This course examines issues related to information and communication technologies with emphasis on those related to the
- Analyze the ICT evolution that led to the technological convergence and the New Media.
- Distinguish the basic characteristics of New Media.
- Understand the internet technology and services with emphasis in those that are utilized by media organizations.
- Explain the technological evolution, the similarities and the differences between traditional, electronic, digital and New Media.
- Comprehend the technologies and the characteristics of sound and image in digital and New Media.
- Analyze as benchmarks best practices of New Media usage in media organizations.
- Define the core technologies of New Media.
- Comprehend the special characteristics the new environments of audiovisual content production and consumption New Media.
- Acquire the necessary technological knowledge in order to fully exploit the potential of New Media in media organizations.
Lectures, group discussions. in-class presentations, literature study, written assignments.
|Type of work||Description||Hours|
|Lectures||ten 3-hour lectures||30|
|Case study presentations||three 3-hour presentations||9|
|Independent study||Study of compulsory and optional literature||40-45|
|Written assignments-Presentations||Written assignments
|Type of assessment||Learning outcome||Impact on final grade||Date of assessment|
|Participation in group discussion||1||10%||1st-12rd week|
|Mid-term exam||1-2||10%||7th week|
|Presentation of assignment||2-3||30%||10th-12th week|
|Written assignment||1-3||40%||13th week|
- Dewdney, A. (2013). The digital media handbook. London: Routledge.
- Flew, T. (2014). New media. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.
- Jeremy Hunsinger and Theresa M. Senft. 2013. The Social Media Handbook (1st ed.).
- Routledge, New York, NY, 10001.
- Eugenia Siapera and Andreas Veglis (eds) (2012), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of
- Online Journalism, Blackwell Publishing.
- Peter Norton (2008) Introduction to Computers, McGraw Hill