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Course Code: 
JRN 172
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to give both a theoretical and practical understanding of digital media focusing on publishing and reporting
Course Content: 

Students will learn the impact of the digital media in the profession of journalism

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Experiment C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) He/She defines the concept of new media 3, 6, 8, 15 1,2,3 A,C
2) He/She identifies the developments in the area of new media. 3, 6, 8, 15 1,2,3 A,C
3) He/She comments on the transition period from conventional media to digital media 3, 6, 8, 15 1,2,3 A,C
4) He/She underlines the new technologic innovations in the discipline of journalism 3, 6, 8, 15 1,2,3 A,C
5) He/She gains news making practices in the digital environment 3, 6, 8, 15 1,2,3 A,C




Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Explanation the concepts of the digital area Basic Concepts
2 The differences between the new media and the social media New Media
3 Globalization and the New Media Globalization
4 The concept of convergence between the Internet and other mobile devices Internet
5 Social and economic impacts in the digital media Digital Media
6 Cultural and political effects in the digital media Digital Media
7 Midterm Exam  
8 The role of journalism in digital media Journalism and Digital Media
9 Analysis of Online Newspapers Online Newspapers
10 The Structure Change of the Online newspapers and the changcing roles Online Newspapers
11 Cyber Culture and Identity Cyber Culture
12 Cybercrime, Cyber War and Cyber Economy Cyber Criems
13 Web 1.0, Web 2.0 Digital Media
14 The Future of Digital Media Digital Media
15 Evaluation  


Recommended Sources

Textbook Nigel Chapman, Digital Media Tools, Wiley, 2008.
Additional Resources JenkinsH.,Convergence Culture:Where Old and New Media Collide,NYU Press,2006.


Material Sharing

Exams Midterm-Final Exam



Mid-terms 1 40
Final Exam 1 60
 Total   100
Total   100



COURSE CATEGORY Expertise Courses



Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 He/She defines role of the press in democracy. He/She comments on changing national and international agenda. He/She establishes the connection between media, society and power and states significance of the journalism in modern societies.            
2 He/She defines news of different types required by the profession of journalism. He/She edits these texts in printed and visual environments.     x    


3 He/She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods. He/She prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.          


4 He/She defines freedom of communication and expression of the media within principals of the communication ethics. He/She uses the news to be published in the media in accordance with these basics.            
5 He/She assesses ethical principles defined by national and international journalism organizations. He/She constructs the news in the media in the light of these principals.    


6 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


7 He/She associates new communication technologies in mass communication with journalism practice.        


8 He/She underlines transformation of the media industry and changing dynamics in globalization process.         x


9 He/She comments on main management strategies in printed media, electronic journalism, radio, television and digital platforms.            
10 He/She uses the theoretical information he/she obtained in the disciplines of communication and social sciences for journalism practice.            
11 He/She comments on the images taking place in the media personally, technically, critically, ethically and culturally. In the light of this information, he/she selects the images to be used in the media by recognizing power of the image.            
12 He/She prepares the news by using technical and theoretical discipline he/she gained in the discipline of media. He/She arranges this news and conveys them to broadcasting.            
13 He/She prepares creative and genuine content and uses them in different channels.            
14 He/She defines mass communication theories. In the light of these theories, he/she comments on social effects and functions of the mass media.            
15 He/She comments on historical development process of the media.         x


16 He/She establishes advanced written, verbal and visual communication and discusses by using English.            
17 He/She defines principal grammar rules of the Turkish Language and Literature. He/She arranges the news to be published in line with principal rules of Turkish.            
18 He/She defines principles and theories of Communication Science.            
19 He/She prepares content for digital environment by new communication devices         x


20 He/She defines the profession of journalism with its historical, legal, politic, cultural, sociologic and moral dimensions.            
21 He/She analyzes national and international papers in the discipline of journalism.            
22 He/She defines internal and external stakeholders in the media industries.            



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 40 3 120
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Ödev 1 1 1
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load 1 1 1
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     191
ECTS Credit of the Course     7,84