10612 Mass Media in Israel

Credits: 3 intermediate credits in Communication or in Sociology & Anthropology

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: Introduction to Mass Media

The course examines the development of mass media in Israel as a tool for constructing patriotism on one hand, and for connecting with the world, on the other. It traces the map of Israeli mass media and identifies processes and changes in it since the establishment of the state. The materials include two readers (in Hebrew) edited by Oren Soffer.

Topics: The print media; Radio and television; The language and rhetoric of Israeli media; The mass media audience exposure and behavior patterns.