NCOM

4301

The Media Business

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Media Business

Fall 2020

Taught By: Peter Haratonik

Section: A

CRN: 7178

Credits: 3

An exploration of the work of media industries and the complex of factors that make the business of media so distinctive. In what ways has the media business evolved in the past 25 years? How do emergent media business models compare with legacy media industries? What economic drivers steer the media economy? How do business and political interests influence the packaging and selling of news and entertainment media? Student address these and other questions while applying their insights to the analyses of specific media business case studies. We examine the dynamics of media by noticing how news, social media, and entertainment businesses are structured and the the cultural work they do. The course emphasizes the basic economics of the media business and the relationship between content and distribution in a market context. Readings, guest speakers, and creation of a hypothetical start-up provide students with a broad understanding of the current media environment.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: Asynchronous (A)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:32am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020

The Media Business

Spring 2021

Taught By: Neyda Martinez

Section: A

CRN: 5650

Credits: 3

An exploration of the work of media industries and the complex of factors that make the business of media so distinctive. In what ways has the media business evolved in the past 25 years? How do emergent media business models compare with legacy media industries? What economic drivers steer the media economy? How do business and political interests influence the packaging and selling of news and entertainment media? Student address these and other questions while applying their insights to the analyses of specific media business case studies. We examine the dynamics of media by noticing how news, social media, and entertainment businesses are structured and the the cultural work they do. The course emphasizes the basic economics of the media business and the relationship between content and distribution in a market context. Readings, guest speakers, and creation of a hypothetical start-up provide students with a broad understanding of the current media environment.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:30am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021