Royals and Rascals: Contemporary Studies in British Journalism

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Royals and Rascals: Contemporary Studies in British Journalism

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Journalism, Media and Journalism, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    For centuries, Britain's kings and queens have had a powerful impact on society and on its institutions. Following the rise of celebrity culture, members of the British Royal family and other public figures have used their influence and financial muscle to push back journalists in order to reclaim their privacy.

    This module is aimed at journalism students and others interested in the media and its relationship with public figures, including Britain's royals, who want to explore fundamental ethical principles and press freedom issues from the vantage point of some of the world?s most fascinating news stories. These cases range from Princess Diana?s death, for which the Paparazzi were blamed, to Prince Harry?s more recent indiscretions, which played out in the digital media.

    Excursion (s):Balmoral Castle and a visit to a Scottish newsroom (eg. BBC). Details to be finalised

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