Écoles et masters, formation commune et programme de sciences sociales
arguments from political philosophers, anthropologists, cognitive scientists, and other theorists for and against the enduring legitimacy of the concept in today’s world. With readings from François Bernier, Carolus Linnaeus, J. G. Herder, Immanuel Kant, W. E. B. Du Bois, K. Anthony Appiah, and others. Required reading : 1. Justin E. H. Smith, Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: The Concept of Race in Early Modern Philosophy.
copy and an electronic copy of their ﬁnal paper. A more detailed description of the expectations for the paper will be provided in class. Workload : Prior to the beginning of each class, students are required to read at least one of the required readings for that day. Most importantly, everyone is expected to participate in class discussions. Class participation is taken very seriously. Course Description : The course is intended to provide a general overview of the future the media and the economics of news production. We will look at the epochal transformations sweeping the media and investigate how it affects political participation and government accountability. The focus of the class is both on old (newspaper, television, radio) and new media (digital and social media). The course will offer an historical and international perspective on the media. It will describe the emergence of the “news”, study the current collapse of journalism and investigate the roots of the media crisis. We will investigate the role of the media with respect to political participation, economic development, as well as demonstrations and protests. We will study the business models of the media, cover the ownership structure of the information sector, and investigate the relevance of government intervention in the media. Required reading : Cagé, Julia (2016): Saving the media. Capitalism, crowdfunding and democracy. Harvard University Press ; Jones, A. S. (2010): Losing the News. The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy. Oxford University Press.
THE FUTURE OF THE MEDIA: NEW MODELS AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Julia CAGÉ (Enseignant/Chercheur (Assistant Professor) en Economie), Etienne FIZE (Etudiant), Arthur GUILLOUZOUIC--LE CORFF (Doctorant) Prerequisite : No prerequisites. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : If you are registered for this course, you will need to complete the following assignments: 1. A mid-term exam (40%). 2. A ﬁnal essay (60%). Students are required to write a ﬁnal essay in which they describe the media they dream of reading as citizen, working for as journalist and/or creating as business owner. Students are required to submit a hard