• Türkçe
  • English
Course Code: 
JRN 252
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The course introduces students to the profession of journalism
Course Content: 

This course provides practice in categorizing news. Students will learn to recognize and analyze and write different types of news stories and gain experience with journalistic writing and news gathering techniques. It covers political news, business and finance news, crime news, sport news, magazine and entertainment news

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 Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
  1. He/She discusses the concept of news by categories
2 1,2,3 A,C
  1. He/She establishes connection between different news gathering methods
2 1,2,3 A,C
  1. He/She discusses the news about politic issues, economy, sports, magazine, health, education, science, technology and entertainment
2 1,2,3 A,C
  1. He/She calls data gathering and reporting techniques.
10 1,2,3 A,C
  1. He/She identifies genres of the texts produces in different channels
13 1,2,3 A,C



Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Investigative journalism  
3 Political journalism  
4 Diplomacy journalism  
5 Police Journalism  
6 Peace Journalism  
7 Midterm  
8 War Journalism  
9 Magazine Journalism  
10 Arts and Culture Journalism  
11 Fashion Journalism  
12 Sports Journalism  
13 Health Journalism  
14 Environmental Journalism  



Recommended Sources

Textbook Lynch, L. (2013). Exploring Journalism and Media. South Western: United States
Additional Resources Turhan, S. (1997). Araştırmacı gazetecilik. UMAG Vakfı Yayınları: Ankara

Burgh H. (2008). Investigative Journalism, Routledge: NewYork




Mid-terms 1 40
Quizzes 2 10
Fİnal 1 50
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.            
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.            
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.         x  
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.         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) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 30 2 60
Mid-terms 1 1 2
Quiz 2 1 2
Ödev 1 3 3
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load     119
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4.76
ECTS Credit of the Course     5