Profession media scientist

Media scholars research the role and impact that media has on the society. They observe and document the usage of different kinds of media such as newspapers, radio and TV and the response from society.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Artistic
  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

  • Communication studies

    The academic field of study that researches the processes of human interaction and communication through different media and how that communication is interpreted on a political, economic, cultural, social, semiotic, and hermeneutic level.

  • Types of media

    The means of mass communication, such as television, journals, and radio, that reach and influence the majority of the public.

  • Media studies

    Academic field dealing with the history, content, and impact of diverse media with a special focus on mass communication.

  • Ethical code of conduct of journalists

    The principles and rules by which journalist must abide when covering news events, such as freedom of speech, the right to be heard, and objectiveness.

  • Literature

    The body of artistic writing characterized by beauty of expression, form, and universality of intellectual and emotional appeal.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

Skills

  • Perform background research on writing subject

    Run thorough background research on writing subject; desk-based research as well as site visits and interviews.

  • Consult information sources

    Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.

  • Read books

    Read the latest book releases and give your opinion on them.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

Optional knowledge and skills

conduct public surveys conduct qualitative research sociology assist scientific research advise on public relations press law history monitor sociological trends do historical research apply teaching strategies content marketing strategy media law project management literary techniques film studies write scientific papers perform public relations interview focus groups anthropology interview techniques editorial standards conduct quantitative research watch video and motion picture production products journalism history of literature musical genres develop scientific theories types of literature genres write research proposals apply desktop publishing techniques music literature