This course has been designed not from a theoretical point of view, but from an actual review of facts, strengths and challenges of the world’s most relevant media systems today.
We live in the Information Age, but that has been completely revolutionized by the new communication technologies: internet, social media, bloggers… they’ve all taken over traditional journalism and the way of broadcasting contents and news. They are dissolving our sense of boundaries, our national identities and how we perceive the world.
Somehow we are beginning to share a popular culture partly based on that of the West, which still dominates most digital contents.
From English being the communication language of the world, to the surge of other communication systems, the media in countries and regions such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, Africa and the Middle will be discussed and scrutinized to understand the origins and the future of this global communications network that covers the Earth.