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Media and Information

In our private lives and as citizens and professionals, we are constantly producing and using information. We live in an Information Age, we use Information Technology and we have an Information Economy. Information, in digital repositories, in our apps and user environments, has become central to the arts, humanities, journalism and the creative industries through its mobilization in all forms of media. Media and Information gives students the theoretical, historical, methodological and practical competencies needed to address the questions of how institutions, digital and non-digital social environments are impacting contemporary society, work and knowledge.

Media and Information comprises new media and digital culture, journalism and media, archival and information studies and digital humanities. New Media and Digital Culture views the web as a site for the study of both online culture as well as cultural data. Journalism and Media focuses on the professional development of quality journalism (and journalists) in the context of pervasive and ubiquitous media. Archival and Information Studies concerns itself with new archive theory, revolving around novel forms of collecting and the politics of memory. Digital Humanities are applying pattern-seeking methods and techniques to digitized materials and heritage so as to provide distant readings for cultural history.

Minor Digital Humanities

The BA Media and Information is an international, English language, program. Students can follow two tracks: Information Cultures or New Media and Digital Culture.