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15.9 - Others - Communication and Information Sciences
2 - Master
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Master's Communication Science: Political Communication
Communication Science
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The track Political Communication addresses issues at the core of our democracies. It provides an understanding of the role and significance of media, journalism and information in shaping public opinion. Students of the Political Communication track study the following topics: How do the interactions between (non-)government actor, politicians, journalists and citizens take shape and what features and effects do they have? How do citizens use media to keep themselves informed and how it that changing? Who tries to influence the news? How does the ‘media's information offering' come into being? What effects are discernible on public opinion and political behaviour? Important topics include the emergence of weblogs and citizen journalism, increasing globalisation, agenda-setting and the framing of socially relevant issues by stakeholders, politicians, spin doctors and media.
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12 months between Sep 1 2014 and Aug 31 2015
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Erik Weijers (
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