University of Technology Sydney

570005 Emergent Communication Practices

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The way we communicate with each other is constantly evolving as technology and digital media create new and innovative channels of communication. In this subject, students examine the transformative effect that digital communication technology has had across sectors and industries, and how that has driven the emergence of new and evolving forms of communication practice. Students explore and understand innovative communication channels, such as the development of citizen journalism, social media influencers, digital ‘creator culture’, digital activism and new forms of content publishing by both individuals, brands, and other organisations. Related to this evolving context for communication practice is the emergence of 'echo chambers' within social media networks, highlighting just one of the challenges that practitioners now face when seeking to engage and inform diverse audiences in an ethical and responsible manner.

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Session 1, Online campus
Session 5, ?Online campus

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