Social Media: Content, Communication and Culture

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Soc. Med:Content/Comm.Culture
Summer 2023
Taught By: Robert Berkman
Section: A

CRN: 1142

Credits: 3

In the world of Web 2.0, where anyone can create and share content and media on blogs, Flickr, YouTube, and social networking sites like Facebook, every reader is a writer, and those formerly in the audience are now the participants as well. But what does this nascent world of social media mean for the culture, public discourse, the media industry, and evolving social structures? This introductory class to social media will initially explore these questions by identifying and discussing the relevant media theories in which this newest form of media is rooted. We will then explore several key areas where social media is being played out and changing the status quo, including: the ways in which social media is creating and distributing new knowledge; the promise and perils of citizen or networked journalism, how the younger generation is changing the way information is perceived, located, and utilized--particularly through the use of social networks like FaceBook; emerging forms of social media activism, and how the social media phenomena is changing the media industry business as a whole.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: June 13, 2023 (Tuesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 21, 2023 (Friday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 11:14am EDT 9/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 6/5/2023 - 8/6/2023