Södertörn University has converted to distance education – no teaching on university premises from Wednesday 18 March

The Swedish Government's recommendation is that all higher education institutions move to distance education from 18 March. Södertörn University has followed this recommendation and there is no teaching on university premises. Students are asked to stay updated about their course or programme via SH-StudyWeb. Staff and students can access the university premises with their keycards and both Infocenter and the library are open.




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The role of journalism in crises and conflicts

This Master’s level course addresses the role of journalism and the media in how the acute societal problems and solutions to them are framed, including such issues as gender (in)equality, international conflicts, political and economic pressure, sustainability, and intercultural communication. You will be encouraged to independently reflect on and problematise the media’s role and the specific problems of journalism in relation to international conflicts. You will also make independent critical assessments of journalistic sources in international conflicts, as well as conducting autonomous research. The course also discusses ethical issues that arise in relation to journalism in international crises and conflicts, and reflects on power relationships in these situations.

Course design

Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars, group work and individual assignments. You are expected to attend the higher seminars at the department, where you can meet journalism researchers and practitioners. The course is assessed through participation in seminars, oral and written assignments, and a written take-home examination