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Data, Media and Society 2400-OG-EN-DMS
Konwersatorium (KON) Semestr letni 2019/20

Informacje o zajęciach (wspólne dla wszystkich grup)

Liczba godzin: 30
Limit miejsc: (brak limitu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę

Including but not limited to:

Couldry, Nick. (2000). The place of media power. Pilgrims and witnesses of the media age. London: Routledge.

Couldry, Nick. (2012). Media, society, world. Social theory and digital media practice. Cambridge: Polity.

Couldry, Nick, Ulises A. Mejias (2019). The cost of connection. Stanford: Stanford University Press

Lundby Knut. 2014. Mediatization of Communication. In: K. Lundby (Ed.) Mediatization of Communication. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

Rainie, Lee, Wellman, Barry. (2012). Networked. The New Social Operating System. Cambridge: MIT Press

van Dijck, José (2013). The culture of connectivity. A critical history of social media. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Wojtkowski, Łukasz. (2017). The present tense of mediatization studies. Mediatization Studies, 1(1), 9-22.

Woolley, Samuel C., Howard, Philip N. Eds. (2019). Computational Propaganda. Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Efekty uczenia się:


W1: has a basic knowledge about the role of the data in contemporary society

W2: possesses knowledge on the mediatization and datafication processes

W3: is familiar with the concepts of datafication, mediatization, technology, privacy, surveillance, media practice, agency, structure, critical theory

W4: is acquainted with the role of these concepts in contemporary society


U1: is able to analyse the datafication and mediatization processes

U2: is capable to use these concepts within media and communication framework

U3: has advanced skills in performing research insights into the intersection of these processes

U4: can define and explain the role of technology and machines in contemporary society


K1: understands the significance of the role of data and technology in shaping agency of individual and social institutions

K2: understands the need for exploring the field of datafication and mediatization

K3: is ready to prepare short papers and research proposals

K4: participates in the research process in the field of media and communication studies

K5: can cooperate in the group

Metody i kryteria oceniania:


1. You have to attend class. No matter what the reason is, you may skip only 2 meetings after the introduction class.

2. You have to be prepared, that is, be familiar with assigned readings and ready for the discussion. I don’t expect you’ll understand every assigned reading immediately, but I require that you’ll give a try.

3. Don’t raise your hand in class. I expect you to speak up when you have something interesting and contributing to say, but don’t speak over anyone and respect the opinions of others.

4. This is a media and communication course and you are expected to communicate and use digital media appropriately. Media misuse (texting, emailing) will rule you out of class.

5. You can contact me during my office hours (and by appointment) and via email (wojtkowski@umk.pl).


1. Participation in the discussion (10 points): active class participation and familiarity with readings

2. Tasks and problems (10 points): active in-group participation in solving the practice-oriented case studies.

3. Essay (10): 5 pages long critical essay on one of the selected topics.

to 50% – 2

from 51% – 3

from 61% – 3,5

from 71% – 4

from 81% – 4,5

from 91% – 5

Zakres tematów:

1. Introduction

2. Networked individualism

3. Mediatization

4. Datafication and data colonialism

5. AI: communicating with the machines

6. Protecting privacy online

7. Acting on media

8. Digital surveillance

9. Disguised propaganda part 1

10. Disguised propaganda part 2

11. Deconstructing social media platforms

12. Perils of the gig economy

13. Exploratory class

14. Exploratory class

15. Summary

Metody dydaktyczne:

Expository teaching methods:

- conversation lecture

- description

- discussion

Exploratory teaching methods

- case study

- classic problem-solving

- practical

- writing a paper

Grupy zajęciowe

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Grupa Termin(y) Prowadzący Miejsca Akcje
1 każdy wtorek, 13:15 - 14:45, sala 7 (AV)
Łukasz Wojtkowski 10/25 szczegóły
Wszystkie zajęcia odbywają się w budynku:
Uniwersyteckie Centrum Nowoczesnych Technologii Nauczania
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