• Türkçe
  • English
Course Code: 
JRN 251
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to teach and examine the differences and similarities between the conversation and the interview with samples
Course Content: 

The course will discuss interview techniques written, visual, audio and digital media. Student will be taught the history of interview, interview preparation process, reach the resources, research the object and the subject, prepare the questions, arrangement of interview.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Öğrenme Çıktıları Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
  1. He/She defines basic information and skills about interview gathering and disseminating techniques
13 1,2,3 A,C
  1. He/She expresses how the media considers actual matters
1 1,2,3 A,C
  1. He/She prepares news with the information gathered
2 1,2,3 A,C
  1. He/She applies news gathering and writing techniques for different media texts
13 1,2,3 A,C
  1. He/She practices his/her writing and expressing skills for news in different channels
13 1,2,3 A,C



Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of interview and its types  
2 Definition of conversation and difference between interview  
3 News definition and basic features  
4 Research interview and examples  
5 Importance of photograph for interview  
6 Questioning- answering in press conference  
7 Biographical interview  
8 Midterm  
9 Historical interview  
10 Interesting, special interviews  
11 Adventures and individual story interview  
12 Interview in the tabloid press  
13 Magazine and cuture-arts interview  
14 Interview with a place  
15 Selecting Interview topics  



Recommended Sources

Textbook Inside Reporting: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Journalism, TimHarrower, Mc Graw Hill.2007.

N News Gathering and News Writing. eal, Robert M. News. Kessinger Publishing. 2007.

Söyleşi mi Röportaj mı?- Pof. Dr. Atilla Girgin

Additional Resources  



Material Sharing





Mid-terms 1 40
Project 1 30
Final 4 40
Total   100
Contribution Of Final Examination To Overall Grade   40
Contribution Of In-Term Studies To Overall Grade   60
Total   100






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.     X      
8 He/She underlines transformation of the media industry and changing dynamics in globalization process.            
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.     X      
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.         X  
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.            
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.            
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) 10 8 80
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Ödev 1 10 10
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     142
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,68
ECTS Credit of the Course     6