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This module considers the importance of journalism in democracy and the political process and the importance of politics in all forms of reporting. To this end, the module considers the political groups, organisations, structures and responsibilities of local government in the UK and international organisations, and looks at how to develop stories from and about public bodies.
This module will be delivered in lectures and will look at the operation of different levels of government affecting the UK. Students will be helped to evaluate, investigate and report on the political decision-making process and build on their awareness of the significance of politics in all forms of journalism. They will also examine how the media covers politics and key political events. The aim is that they should be empowered to tackle a full range of stories concerning all levels of government.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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