Jezik | Language: HRV ENG
Pop politics
Šifra: 116179
ECTS: 7.0
Nositelji: izv. prof. dr. sc. Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović
Izvođači: Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović - Seminar
Prijava ispita: Studomat
Engleski jezik:


Nastava se odvija na hrvatskom jeziku u svim svojim elementima, a stranim studentima koji su pridruženi mješovitoj grupi nudi se mogućnost savladavanja predmeta pomoću dodatnih izravnih konzultacija s nastavnikom i asistentima na engleskom jeziku. Pri tome, nastavnik stranog studenta upućuje na odgovarajuću literaturu na engleskom jeziku te mu osigurava mogućnost polaganja predmeta na engleskom jeziku.

1. komponenta

Vrsta nastaveUkupno
Predavanja 30
Seminar 30
* Opterećenje je izraženo u školskim satima (1 školski sat = 45 minuta)
Opis predmeta:
The main objectives of the course are: - to introduce students to the concept of mediatization of politics ; - to encourage students to critically evaluate the contribution of European political communication to the rest of the world, especially in the light of the Americanisation debate ; - to introduce students to the concept of pop politics and its alleged impacts on democracy; - to introduce them to other key concepts in the filed which will allow them to critically asses the consequences of the intrusion of popular culture into political domain; - to encourage them to critically evaluate to which extent if at all has the intrusion of popular culture into politics deepen the gap between male an female politicians; - to introduce students to key methods in researching mediatisation of politics. Note: The main focus of the course will be on Europeanpolitical communication.
2. semestar Ne predaje se
Izborni GS-2 - Redovni studij - Preddiplomski sveučilišni studij Novinarstvo
Izborni GS-2 - Redovni studij - Preddiplomski sveučilišni studij Politologija

3. semestar
Usmjerenje Strateško komuniciranje DN 3. semestar - Redovni studij - Diplomski sveučilišni studij Novinarstvo

4. semestar
Usmjerenje POLITIČKA KOMUNIKACIJA dn 4. semestar - Redovni studij - Diplomski sveučilišni studij Novinarstvo
Termini konzultacija:
Objavljeno: 18. 6. 2019. u 17:10
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students, 

exam results have been uploaded. I shall be entering the grades tomorrow, Wednesday 19 at 15:00, Fabkovićeva 1, 3rd floor. 

Best, Marijana  



Objavljeno: 10. 6. 2019. u 22:25
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

for those taking the exam tomorrow: 

the exam will be proctored by dr. Dunja Majstorovic. I shall be absent due to a PhD defense at another faculty. As I have already instructed you, you can write either in English or in Croatian but it needs to be consistent.

For those entering the grades:

I shall be back at FPZG at 3.30 PM. You can enter the grade in my office tomorrow, 11/06 from 3.30 to 4 PM, Fabkovićeva, 3rd floor. 

Best, Marijana





Objavljeno: 23. 5. 2019. u 15:36
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students, 

I have uploaded the results of your essays. 

Those students who presented original case, strong use of references and coherent academic grammar, were awarded for their effort. Those who were graded '5' do not need to take the exam. They are done with the course.

I shall be entering the grades during the first exam date, on 6 June at 2:PM (please ask at the reception what room are we in).

Most of you did really well. 

Those studennts whose essays require correction need to re-submit their essays within 7 days from the day when they receive my comments. 

If you want to discuss your essay, please email me and you can come to see me in my office next week. 

Best, Marijana Grbesa



Objavljeno: 22. 5. 2019. u 14:11
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students, 

here are the exam dates for Pop Politics course:

11.06. and 2.07. at 14:00

9.07. at 14:00

10.09. at 14:00


Best Marijana Grbeša

Objavljeno: 20. 5. 2019. u 22:07
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students, 


I don't want you to live in suspense :), but it took me longer than expected to correct your essays. I corrected most of them, but I won't be relasing partial results. Therefore, please be patient until I correct all of them; expect to receive your results on Wednesday, 22/05 at the latest. 

See you tomorrow!


Objavljeno: 15. 5. 2019. u 12:11
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students, 

I have received essays from all students enrolled in the course, with two late submissions and one granted extension. You will receive my feedback until 21 May.

Due to a conference that I need to attend, the class on 28 May will be canceled. 

Student presentation scheduled for 28 May will be re-scheduled to 21 May. 

Best regards, 

Marijana Grbesa



Objavljeno: 14. 5. 2019. u 10:31
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear colleagues, 

please take a look at the following event. It is a concert  organized by the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia and will be followed by a panel on Catalan politics. 

If you are interested in attending, let me know!

Sincerely, Marijana Grbeša


The Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to South Eastern Europe is pleased to invite you to attend the premiere of “Katalonija, Harmonija”, the latest work of maestro Matej Mestrovic.

The event, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Catalonia, Alfred Bosch, will take place on Wednesday 15th of May, at the Matis bar, Trg Stjepana Radića 3, Zagreb, at 7 pm.

Please confirm your attendance no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, May 14, via e-mail: or by phone +385997060314.

Objavljeno: 6. 5. 2019. u 11:39
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

because of the panel on EU elections that is taking place at the Faculty of Political Sciences (Room A) on Tuesday, 7 May at 3:15 PM, we shall be canceling the seminar. I am one of the panelists and I invite you to take place in the panel. The working language is Croatian so unfortunatelly, only Croatian students might find it interesting. 

Because of this interruption, all seminars scheduled for 7 May will be presented during the first part of the class, normally reserved for lecture (13:45 - 15:15)

On another matter, here is an additional essay question that you may address in your essays:

Music, ideology and political activism. Use your own example to explain how music is used as medium of ideological and political advocacy. 


Marijana Grbeša




Objavljeno: 6. 6. 2016. u 12:31
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

uploaded is the chec list of submitted essays. Plase check your status. It appears that I have not received some of your essay (or you have not sent them).

In case you sent your essay but you are marked red on the list you need to re-send the original e-mail with your submission ASAP!

This does not apply to last year's students who agreed to have their last year's grade entered.

I have started to correct your work and I hope to be able to the deliver first group of results very soon.


Marijana Grbeša 




Objavljeno: 29. 5. 2016. u 21:35
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear colleagues, 

I shall have my office hours on Tuesday, 31 May at 12:00. 



Marijana Grbesa

Objavljeno: 23. 5. 2016. u 11:11
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

I have to cancel today's office hours. I shall compensate for them tomorrow, Tuesday 24/05 at 12:00. You can come to see me then.


Marijana Grbesa  

Objavljeno: 10. 5. 2016. u 11:42
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

the list of the articles that you may find useful when writing your essays is now uploaded.  I have also uploaded some of the articles from the list. Most of the other readings you can find in the Faculty library or in one of the accessible on- line libraries (SAGE, JSTORE ...).   


Best, Marijana Grbeša

Objavljeno: 2. 5. 2016. u 17:35
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

we need to arrive to CJA a little before the beginning so that we can be seated. I shall be waiting for you in front of the CJA, Perkovčeva 2, at 13:10.  It appears that questions for Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, should be sent to the moderator in advance so if you have a question for him, please e-mail it to me at


Thanks and see you tomorrow!


Objavljeno: 25. 4. 2016. u 23:48
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

Tomorrow we shall have a screening of a movie related to our topic Politics and fiction. Therefore we shall have a joint seminar session (both groups together) at 15.30.


See you there! 




Objavljeno: 25. 4. 2016. u 15:34
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

on May 3 we are not going to have our regular session but instead we are all going to go to Croatian Journalism Association for the video conference of the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler. The conference begins at 13:30 at CJA, Perkovčeva 2. Your presence there will count as a presence both in lecture and seminar. Below you can read  main facts about the conference.

I strongly encourage you to think about the questions that you would like to ask Kessler.


Marijana Grbeša

About the program:

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, Glenn Kessler will be on ShareAmerica streaming live, speaking to audiences around the world on issues of journalistic integrity, media sustainability, and ensuring media credibility. Glenn Kessler is a seasoned investigative journalist, businessman, and Washington Post fact-checker columnist. He has a foreign policy background and will discuss best practices as a journalist and his efforts to disseminate factually correct reports in the United States and to call out those who bend the truth. He will be speaking to an audience in Zagreb, Croatia, and answering questions from posts around the world. View the stream live and ask questions to Mr. Kessler in the chatspace on May 3 at 7:30AM EDT/11:30 UTC for 1.5 hours. 

Join us for an interactive discussion with Washington Post fact-checking investigative journalist Glenn Kessler for World Press Freedom Day. Ask questions live on media integrity, sustainability, and independence on May 3 at 13:30 Zagreb time!

Objavljeno: 18. 4. 2016. u 18:44
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

unfortunatelly, the Faculty was out of electricity today so I cold not log into the intranet page to let you know that I won't be in my office during my office hours. Those of you who need to see me can come tomorrow, 19/4 before the lecture, at 12:30.

Also, after talking to some of your after our last week's seminars and I decided to offer you another topic for your essay:

8. Marko Perković Thompson's contribution to pop politics. Elaborate.

See you in the class!

Marijana Grbeša

Objavljeno: 12. 4. 2016. u 10:34
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

in out today's seminars we shall discuss the movie Searching for Sugarman that was screened for you in the class. If you haven't seen the movie it will be difficult for you to participate in the seminar so make sure to learn few facts about the movie before coming to the seminar today.

See you there,


Marijana Grbeša 


Objavljeno: 29. 3. 2016. u 10:52
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

today's lecture will be held by my associate Milica Vučković who is going to screen a movie related to our Music and Politics class and there won't be any seminars. Because of the conference I am attending, next week's lecture and seminars will be canceled and if necessary, compensated later during the term. The first lecture we are going to have in two weeks time is the Music and Politics lecture, which means that we are going to reshuffle our topics a bit. Other lectures will follow as announced in syllabus.


Marijana Grbesa




Objavljeno: 21. 3. 2016. u 15:00
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,


I forward you information about Investigative Journalism Workshop which I think will be very interesting and useful. I strongly encourage you to apply. Application deadline is 24th of March. Marijana Grbesa


Investigative Journalism Workshop

Dr. Janet Harris, University of Cardiff


Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb

29.03. - 2.4.2016.



COURSE DESCRIPTION:  An introduction to investigative reporting skills, its practice and methods, as well as the values of investigative reporting – accountability, justice and public service.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  By the end of the workshop, students should know the basics of investigative reporting: what it is, why to do it, and knowledge of some of the tools to do it.  The techniques of how to do it will be followed up by later sessions with practicing investigative journalists.


WHO CAN APPLY: Students of Journalism, 2nd and 3rd year, undergraduate study, and graduate study (1st and 2nd year), English language, B2


HOW TO APPLY:  Send your letter of motivation with to, no later than 22nd of March 2016.




What is Investigative Journalism – does it matter, and if so, to whom?

What makes a good story? – is it worth investigating?

What are common subjects of IJ?

(Business, foreign affairs, public policy, environment, corruption (football); miscarriage of justice; minority affairs)

Become an expert – Back ground Research. The importance of diligent research

Working with activists, other groups.

How do you start your inquiries

                Find a lead – what are your interests?

Sources – who are they & how to access them? (primary and secondary sources)

Getting documents & the paper trail – check for credibility, reliability & accountability

Access on internet/social networks/Freedom of Information

Choosing your medium - & Techniques of investigation.

Getting people – Interviewing techniques; Doorstepping, infiltration, impersonation, secret filming & the problems of dealing with difficult & obstructive people. 

Ethics and safety of journalists, sources and material.


The rules and dangers of collecting ‘evidence’ on sound or film - secret filming and recording

The importance of trust

The dangers of the internet

Working within print and broadcast rules

Organise and analyse information

 Testing the Evidence & analysing facts –

                Ensuring all your facts are correct.

Electronic evidence – data journalism etc

- Speaking to the right people

Writing up the story – production & storytelling techniques.

- The best way to write the story for print.

- The best way to produce the story for television.

- How to bring the story to life.

- The importance of the main characters and how to tell their story

 Checking and re-checking your story




Please send your motivational letter, and Transcript of Records (or scanned index) no later then 24th of March 2016 to, with a written statement of English language proficiency B2 level.




After the worskhop, students will continue work on the practival assignment under the guidance of their mentor-professor or mentor-journalist in coordination with dr. Harris. The outcome of the workshop is an investigative or in-depth article, package, documentary in the FZPG student media (Global, TVS, Radio Student or their online editions). Students who attended the workshop and fulfilled the requirements (attendance, literature, produced an investigative or in-depth story) will be nominated for 2,5 ECTS.


List of participants will be published on 25th of March 2016.


For any additional information please contact



Objavljeno: 7. 3. 2016. u 22:20
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

The second seminar group is from 17:00-18:30 - didn't mean to scare you off :).

See you tomorrow.

Marijana Grbesa


Objavljeno: 7. 3. 2016. u 22:18
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

although I still don't have the final list of students, I have much clearer idea about the final number of people sitting in the Pop Politics class. Therefore the first seminar group will include students whose surnames begin with A to K (15:30 - 17:00, classroom C), and the second seminar will include students whose surnames begin with L-Z i.e. Ž (17:00 - 19:30, classroom C).

If you need to switch, please find someone from the other group who is willing to swap places with you.


Marijana Grbeša



Objavljeno: 3. 3. 2016. u 14:56
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Drage kolegice i kolege,

molim sve koji su uzeli diplomski rad kod mene da dođu u moj ured u utorak, 8.3. u 12:00 kako bi definirali teme radova. Budući da krajem ožujka idem na put, obrasce D1 moramo ispuniti najkasnije do 14.3. kako bi teme mogla izložiti na sjednici Vijeća Diplomskog studija 15.3. Isto tako, zbog putovanja neću održati konzultacije u ponedjeljak, 7.3. pa molim sve one koji me trebaju za bilo što drugo osim diplomskih radova da dođu u utorak u 13:00.



Marijana Grbeša 

Objavljeno: 23. 2. 2016. u 11:28
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,


the Pop Politics course will be held in the backyard classroom (Dvorište). This is a permanent change of location and applies to whole term.

Kind regards,

Marijana Grbeša


Objavljeno: 6. 4. 2015. u 21:34
Marijana Grbeša-Zenzerović

Dear students,

please pay attention to the following information regarding the essay deadline and submission:

The deadline for submitting essay is 12 May 2015 at 24:00.

 It should be sent to

Essays submitted after that time WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

The grade for the essay counts towards the final assessment of this course (50% for the essay, 50% for the exam).

Students who fail the essay will get seven (7) days from the day they receive the grade to correct the essay and return it to the teacher.

The highest grade that student can get in the second attempt is good (3).




In the file How to write an essay? (in your repository) you can find all the relevant information related to your essay submission. Make sure to read it!


Marijana Grbeša