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Course Code: 
JRN 152
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
7
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course provides practice in categorizing news.
Course Content: 

Students will learn to recognize and analyze and write different types of news stories and gain experience with journalistic writing and newsgathering techniques. The first term covers political news, business and finance news, crime news, sport news, magazine and entertainment news.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. He/She discusses the concept of news by categories 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C
2. He/She establishes connection between different news gathering methods 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C
3. He/She discusses the news about politic issues, economy, sports, magazine, health, education, science, technology and entertainment 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C
4. He/She calls data gathering and reporting techniques. 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C
5. He/She identifies genres of the texts produces in different channels 2, 7, 9, 10 1, 2, 15 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 News types as medium  
2 Analysis new language: Peace Journalism or not  
3 Analysis new language: Peace Journalism or not  
4 What is special news?  
5 Making research news  
6 Society news  
7 Politics and Diplomacy news  
8 Midterm  
9 War news and serving  
10 Magazine or gossip?  
11 Arts and Culture news  
12 Fashion news  
13 Sports news  
14 Health and medical industry news  
15 Environmental problems and news  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Seyfettin Turhan, Araştırmacı Gazetecilik, UMAG Vakfı Yayınları, 1997

Özdemir, E. (2007) Yazınsal Türler, İstanbul: Bilgi.

Tokgöz, O. (2010) Temel Gazetecilik, Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.

Additional Resources  

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Example News of national and international newspapers, magazines, news agencies and televisions

National and international

Assignments Different types of news practices
Exams Mid-term, Final and Homework

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 40
Quizzes 2 10
Assignment 5 50
Total 7 100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
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 8 112
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quizes 2 1 2
Assignment 4 1 4
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     164
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     6,56
ECTS Credit of the Course     7