Module 8: Media Communications

The aim of module 8 is to identify the contemporary information environment as a ‘new’ battlespace and investigate ways of operating in it and its effect on modern societies. This will be achieved by elaborating on strategic goals and media principles and developing personal communication skills.

The main topics of this module are media in democracy and war, characteristics of the contemporary information environment, the role of visuals in contemporary conflicts, and interview and press conference practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of media in democracy and the challenges of the military (media relations).
  2. Explain the dynamics of the contemporary information environment, including the role of social media and the challenges and opportunities it presents for governments and the military.
  3. Apply communications skills and storytelling during interviews, press conferences, and other tasks.
Assessment method Assessment
Individual engagement and performance and contribution to syndicate work/presentation Summative (Fail/Pass/Pass with Distinction)
Credits: 2 ECTS  

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