The Olympic Games and the Media (Coursera)

The Olympic Games and the Media (Coursera)
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The Olympic Games and the Media (Coursera)
This course gives you a complete insight into the communication and managerial techniques put into practice in the creation of the most important sporting mega event in the world. You will learn about the essentials of television production, programming strategies and television rights management of the Olympic Games. At the same time, you will gain valuable knowledge about the fundamentals of communication via social media and of the Olympic culture which is so closely connected with classic culture and humanism.

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The Olympic Games are a precise reflector of advanced current societies as a whole. Many of the strategies and trends dealt with in this course are transferable to other fields beyond the world of sport.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Before we start...

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WEEK 2

Introduction to media and the culture of the olympics

During this first week, you will learn on the cultural context of the Olympic Games before going in depth with their relationship with the media. We will set the context and first history of the Olympic Games to examine then their role in an epoch of profound transformation and intellectual awake.


WEEK 3

The Olympic Games and the media

Welcome to this new week! This week, we are going to explore in greater depth the subject of the media and the Olympic Games. You will learn about the media environment, its importance in current societies, the language of television and the historical relations of media and the Olympic Games.


WEEK 4

The media during the games

The course is reaching its meridian! We hope that the first two introductory weeks to the Olympics, and the media and their interrelation has been interesting for you.

During this week you are going to learn about media activity during the event: the TV production, scheduling, media services in the Olympic Games, how heroes are constructed by media, and also about one of the most symbolic elements of the event: the Olympic ceremonies.


WEEK 5

Olympic new media: actors, management and contents

This week we will focus on social media. You will learn on the new and specific rules in this new communication territory, going in-depth into concepts such as crosspolination or engagement, and analyzing how social media are entering and managed in the Olympic media environment. As we will be focusing on social media, please don't miss the contents we are feeding you on the Olympics in our Facebook and Twitter profile!


WEEK 6

Sponsorship and tv rights management

We are entering into the last week of the course: a final effort for this learning opportunity on the Olympics and their interaction with media. This week we will focus on Olympic marketing, sponsorship and how TV rights are managed. We will be learning on how the Olympic brand is managed.



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