Media Organization involves the examination of media organizations, industries, and policies and the vital role that media play in the production of news, information, and entertainment in a democratic society. The concentration includes a critical analysis of the history, functions, and structures of media organizations in American and global life; of the economic, social, legal, and technological forces influencing media; and of the roles that media play in society.
The faculty listed below emphasize this area of study in their teaching and research, though most have additional areas of expertise. This list is not exhaustive, as many University of Washington faculty outside the Department of Communication also teach courses and conduct research in this area.
Graduate students who wish to learn more about media organization can enroll in the Department of Communication courses listed below.
|COM 542||READINGS IN COMMUNICATION HISTORY|
|COM 545||DEVELOPMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION|
|COM 557||GOVERNMENT AND MASS COMMUNICATION|
|COM 559||MEDIA AND FOREIGN POLICY|
|COM 565||MASS MEDIA STRUCTURE|
|COM 570||ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION|