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Media and Realities of Latin America - JJB172
Anglický název: Media and Realities of Latin America
Český název: Media and Realities of Latin America
Zajišťuje: Katedra žurnalistiky (23-KZ)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2019 do 2019
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1 [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 20 / 20 (20)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: Bc. Ondřej Juřík
Vyučující: Bc. Ondřej Juřík
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Ondřej Juřík (09.01.2015)

Required reading:

UGO-OCANDO, Jairo. The media in Latin America. New York: Open University Press, 2008, xiv, 275 p. National medias. ISBN 0335222013.

SKIDMORE, Thomas E, Peter H SMITH a James Naylor GREEN. Modern Latin America. 7th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, xii, 465 p. ISBN 01-953-7570-X.

 

Optional reading:

English:

ROCKWELL, Rick J a Noreene JANUS. Media power in Central America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c2003, xiv, 276 p. ISBN 02-520-2802-3.

COLE, Richard R. Communication in Latin America: journalism, mass media, and society. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1996, xx, 260 p. ISBN 08-420-2559-6.

MATOS, Carolina. Journalism and political democracy in Brazil. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009. ISBN 07-391-2351-3.

SKIDMORE, Thomas. Television, politics, and the transition to democracy in Latin America. S.l.: John Hopkins Univ Press, 1993. ISBN 08-018-6853-X.

HALPERÍN DONGHI, Tulio a John Charles CHASTEEN. The contemporary history of Latin America. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993, xiv, 426 p. ISBN 08-223-1356-1.

SKIDMORE, Thomas E. Brazil: five centuries of change. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, xv, 285 p. ISBN 01-953-7455-X.

LYNCH, John. Simón Bolívar: a life. New Haven: Yale University Press, c2006, xiii, 349 p., [8] p. of plates. ISBN 978-030-0110-623.

Spanish:

POZO, José del. Historia de América Latina y el Caribe: desde la independencia hasta hoy. 2a. ed. corr. y aum. Santiago, Chile: LOM Ediciones, 2009. ISBN 978-956-0000-811.

Czech:

KLÍMA, Jan. Zrození Latinské Ameriky: Simón Bolívar a jeho doba. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2007, 277 s. ISBN 978-807-2772-704.

CHALUPA, Jiří. Dějiny Argentiny, Uruguaye a Chile. 2. vyd. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2012, 575 s. Dějiny států (Nakladatelství Lidové noviny). ISBN 978-807-4221-934.

NEKOLA, Martin. Operace Kondor: Latinská Amerika ve spárech CIA. 1. vyd. Praha: Epocha, 2012, 125 s., [8] s. obr. příl. Magnetka (Pražská vydavatelská společnost: Epocha). ISBN 978-80-7250-613-2.

OPATRNÝ, Josef. Amerika v proměnách staletí. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakl. Libri, 1998, 841 p. ISBN 80-85983-42-7.

 
Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Pavla Koterová (09.02.2021)

16/2 - Introduction to Media and Latin America
23/2 - Importance of Latin America in Today’s World
2/3 - Colombia and Simon Bolivar
9/3 - Ecuador and The Curse of Natural Resources
16/3 -  Peru, Bolivia and Audience Diversity
23/3 - Chile, Socialism, Capitalism, Cold War and Transition to Democracy
30/3 - Argentina and its Economy, Paraguay, Uruguay
6/4 - Brazil and Media Monopolies
13/4 - Venezuela and Rise of New Media
20/4 - Cuba and Social Networks in Closed Societies
27/4 - Mexico, First People in Americas and Violence Against Journalists
4/5 - Central America I (CA4: Nicaragua, Guatemala,, Honduras, El Salvador)
11/5 - Central America II (Panama, Costa Rica) & US Influence on the Region
18/5 - Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

Description:

Latin America - the continent which about 600 million people call home -  is after centuries of abandonment and exploitation on the rise. The majority of the Latin American countries have moved away from brutal dictatorships and war conflicts and are rapidly growing in many areas. Nonetheless in the past decade some Latin American countries faced major setbacks. The prime example of this being Venezuela where the refugee crisis is about to become the largest and most underfunded in modern history. As everywhere in the world also in Latin America the media is undergoing a profound transformation. Any journalist wanting to cover world affairs should have a basic knowledge about the realities of this complex continent.

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is introduce students to basic historical realities of Latin American countries and to introduce current media landscape of these countries. After completion of this course students will be able to better understand the media scene of the region and current news developments in Latin America.

Organization:

The class consists of theoretical lectures that take place during one week (usually end of May). Discussions based on assigned readings are an integral part of these lectures. Each student will present a mini-lecture on a given topic. The topics will be assigned in February/March, so students will be able to prepare their presentation during the semester. Introductory Q&A session will be organized via video conference where students will be able to ask any questions.

 

Newsgroup will be setup and students will be asked to actively follow events in the region during the semester (March till May) and comment in the newsgroup on the current news from Latin America in form of weekly comments and observations. 

 

Additionally at least three 30-minute long video chats will take place between March and May (participation of all students will be mandatory in these video calls)

Class Hours:

Lectures: 13x90 minutes lectures (classroom)  usually 9:00 till 14:30.

Prerequisites:

  • Working knowledge of English language is essential, knowledge of Spanish is not necessary

  • Students will receive online access to reading a packet prior to the course & they are expected to finish reading prior to commencement of the lectures in May.

 

Course Topics:

 

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Historical overview of each country

  • Overview of media landscape in each country (with special focus on new media)

  • The problem of violence against journalists in the hemisphere, especially in cases related to organized crime, drug trafficking and politically motivated crimes

  • The impact of the Internet and other digital media on journalism and freedom of expression in the region

  • Media monopolies and concentration of media ownership

 

Lectures:

Day 1 - Monday 

1.Initial Test (on Reading Materials) + Importance of Latin America in Today’s World

2. Colombia and Simon Bolivar 

3. Ecuador and The Curse of Natural Resources

Day 2 - Tuesday

4. Peru, Bolivia and Audience Diversity

5. Chile, Socialism, Capitalism, Cold War and Transition to Democracy

6.Argentina and its Economy, Paraguay, Uruguay

Day 3 - Wednesday

7. Brazil and Media Monopolies

8. Venezuela and Rise of New Media

9. Cuba and Social Networks in Closed Societies

Day 4 - Thursday

10. Mexico, First People in Americas and Violence Against Journalists

11. Central America I (CA4: Nicaragua, Guatemala,, Honduras, El Salvador)

12. Central America II (Panama, Costa Rica) & US Influence on the Region

Day 5 - Friday

13. Caribbean  (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico) /  Latin America Today - Overview / Extra Lecture

14.  Final Test

Grading

Lecture participation 2 points each - total  24 (prepared & present rule applies)

Quality participation in email newsgroups: 8 points

Participation in video calls: 3 points

Presentation on a country: 20  points each

Tests - Initial: 10 points, Final : 20 points 

Voluntary essay: 15 points

Active Participation Bonus: max 5 extra points

Minimum points to pass: 70 (out of 100)

 

Text and required supplies:

Due to general unavailability of texts required for this class will be provided in a form of scanned copies. Although encouraged students are not required to buy the books.

 

 
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