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Course Code: 
JRN 151
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
With this course, the student will gain competencies to collect and write news according to the technique.
Course Content: 

Intensive exposure to some of the basic writing formats in communications: news releases, letters, features, and profiles, lead writing, editing, and techniques of interviewing, extensive writing and rewriting, develop basic writing skills for various audiences will be discussed.

Course Methodology: 
1- Lecture, 2- Interactive Lecture, 15- Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. He/She defines basic information and

skills about news gathering and disseminating techniques.

2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C
2. He/She expresses how the media considers actual matters. 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C
3. He/She prepares news with the information gathered. 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C
4. He/She applies news gathering and writing techniques for different media texts. 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C
5. He/She practices his/her writing and expressing skills for news in different channels. 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 News and Definitions of News  
2 News Value and Discussion the Examples  
3 News Writing Rules (Upper-case letter, using verbs, abbreviations, number uses)  
4 News sources (primary and – secondary and others)  
5 Elements of News: Headline, subheadline, billboard, spot, entry, paragraph  
6 News Style: Words, consept, sentence  
7 Midterm  
8 5W1H Rules and Implamantation of news  
9 News transmission routes: direcylt- indirectly  
10 Inverted pyramid technique and news practise  
11 Pyramid technique and news practise  
12 Square- rectangle techniques and news practise  
13 Daily speech and news practise  
14 News confirmation and revaluation  
15 Evaluation  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Inside Reporting: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Journalism, Tim Harrower, Mc Graw Hill.2007.

News Gathering and News Writing. Robert M. News. Kessinger Publishing. 2007.

Haber Yazma Teknikleri- Prof. Dr. Atilla Girgin

İngilizce-Türkçe Haber Çeviri Teknikleri- Aynur Özgür

Additional Resources http://eogrenme.anadolu.edu.tr/eKitap/mei201u.pdf

Büyük Yazım Kılavuzu- Nijat Özön

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 50
Quizzes 2 20
Assignment 4 30
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   40
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   60
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Field Course

 

 

 

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.          
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.          
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.          
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.          
6 He/ She Interpret the historical development process of media, gain the ability to explain the effects of media on historical events and facts.          
7 He/ She applies the texts and images to different media by using the technical and theoretical discipline acquired in the journalism field.       X  
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.          
9 He/ She relates new communication technologies with journalistic practice and applies written and visual content suitable for digital media.         X
10 He/ She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods in the field; prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.       X  

 

 

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 6 84
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quizzes 2 1 2
Assignment 4 1 4
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     139
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5, 56
ECTS Credit of the Course     6