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Course Code: 
JRN 101
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is students will provide basic knowledge and concepts to dominate about journalism.
Course Content: 

Students are familiarized with the language of mass communication as it takes form in the fields of public relations and advertising, journalism, radio, television, film, theory and practice are combined as students explore ways to effectively communicate their knowledge in various genres that include essays, newsletter articles, speeches and debate will be discussed.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 13: Fieldwork, 19: Guest Speaker
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Assigment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. He/She defines the concepts of Newspapers and journalism. 1, 2, 4 1 A, C
2. He/She expresses the journalism in the historical context and evaluates of its development. 2, 3, 6 1, 2 A, C
3. He/She translates the organization of press and professional problems. 1, 5 1, 19 A
4. He/She explains the social role and problems of journalism 3, 5, 8 1, 2, A
5. He/She identifies and evaluates the stakeholders in the sector of journalism. 5 1, 13 A

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to the Course Description of the course and Syllabus sharing
2 Beginning and Devvelopment of Journalism Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), Journalism History, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, UK: Routledge, pp. 17- 28

Rudin, Richard and Ibbotson, Trevor. (2002), History and Development, An Introduction to Journalism, UK: Focal Press, pp. 17- 31.

 

3 Concepts of News and Journalism: News Value, News Types, and Importance of News and The Elements of News. Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), News Values and Selectivity, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, UK: Routledge, pp. 161- 174.

Rudin, Richard and Ibbotson, Trevor. (2002), Background and issues, An Introduction to Journalism, UK: Focal Press, pp. 1- 16.

 

4 Newsroom: How it work? - Course Note
5 Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), Objectivity, Professionalism, and Truth Seeking in Journalism, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, UK: Routledge, pp. 88- 101.

Rudin, Richard and Ibbotson, Trevor. (2002), Chapters: Accountibility- Truth and Objectivity- Privacy, An Introduction to Journalism, UK: Focal Press, pp. 1- 16.

 

6 Code of Professional Principles - Course Note

https://www.tgc.org.tr/bildirgeler/t%C3%BCrkiye-gazetecilik-hak-ve-sorum...

7 Journalist's Social Responsibility: Gatekeepers and Watchdog Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), Journalists as Gatekeepers, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, UK: Routledge, pp. 73- 87.

 

8 Midterm  
9 Theoretical Approaches to Journalism: Liberal and Critical Views Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), News, Discourse, and Ideology, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, UK: Routledge, pp. 191- 204.

Reese, Stephen D.(2016) Theories of Journalism, https://oxfordre.com/communication/view/  10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.001.0001/acrefore9780190228613-e-83

10 Ethical Issues in Journalism and Journalist-News source relationship Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), Nature, Sources, and Effects of News Framing, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, UK: Routledge, pp. 88- 101.

Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), Journalism Ethics, ……  pp. 295- 311.

Fidalgo, Joaquim (2013), Journalism is changing – and what about journalism ethics?, https://core.ac.uk/reader/55629750

11 Is Free Press Possible ?: Censorship - Self-censorship. Phillips, Angela (2015), News interrupted Ownership and control, Journalism in Context, New York: Routledge, pp. 24- 39.
12 Journalism's Relationship with Democracy and Public Opinion Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), Journalism and Democracy, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, UK: Routledge, pp. 237- 249.
13 Monopolization in the Press - Course Note
14 Unionization of Journalists Guest Speaker: Member of Journalist Union
15 Press Professional Organizations Visits Professional Organizations (Press Ad Institution, Press Council, Journalist Association)
16 Final Exam  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Ders Notu

Wahl- Jorgensen, Karin and Hanitzsch, Thomas. (2009), Journalism History, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, UK: Routledge,.

Rudin, Richard and Ibbotson, Trevor. (2002), History and Development, An Introduction to Journalism, UK: Focal Press.

 

Additional Resources Reese, Stephen D.(2016) Theories of Journalism, https://oxfordre.com/communication/view/  10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.001.0001/acrefore9780190228613-e-83

Phillips, Angela (2015), News interrupted Ownership and control, Journalism in Context, New York: Routledge.

Fidalgo, Joaquim (2013), Journalism is changing – and what about journalism ethics?, https://core.ac.uk/reader/55629750

 

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments Analysis newspapers and press history homework
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 80
Quizzes - -
Assignment 2 20
Fnal examination 1 50
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Field Courses

 

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 He/ She defines the basic concepts, principles and theoretical approaches of communication.         X
2 He/ She defines the profession of journalism; demonstrate the ability to use, process and disseminate research and knowledge related to that field.         X
3 He/ She gains knowledge about interdisciplinary issues and in the light of this information, he/she interprets the social effects and functions of mass media.     X    
4 He/ She discusses new concepts and approaches in the media. He/ She interprets these concepts by linking with the profession of journalism at national and international dimensions.     X    
5 He/ She establishes the connection between the profession of journalism and society, political, legal, cultural, historical and economic development; and analysis the power and states significance of the journalism in contemporary societies. X        
6 He/ She Interpret the historical development process of media, gain the ability to explain the effects of media on historical events and facts.   X      
7 He/ She applies the texts and images to different media by using the technical and theoretical discipline acquired in the journalism field.          
8 He/ She debates the organizational, legal and financial structure of media organizations and interprets the media within the framework of legal and ethical codes.   X      
9 He/ She relates new communication technologies with journalistic practice and applies written and visual content suitable for digital media.          
10 He/ She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods in the field; prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.          

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Assignment 2 2 2
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     104
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4.16
ECTS Credit of the Course     4