Separately and collectively
Media are all-surrounding, both constituting and affecting how we navigate and make sense of the world, distribute information and shape our culture with their stories, programs, representations, formats, exhibitions, repositories and data. Mediastudies, department of the Faculty of Humanities, is an important international institute that offers two larger, academic programs of study in Media Studies, which focus on different key aspects of the development and impact of media: Media and Culture and Media and Information. The Media and Culture program is comprised of film studies, television studies and comparative media studies, while Media and Information combine new media and digital culture, journalism and media, cultural information science, archival studies as well as digital humanities. Each area has a particular medium, media type or cultural practice as its primary point of departure for in-depth study. Yet all have objects, methods and concepts in common across the breadth of media studies.