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Course Code: 
JRN 212
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course is for students who interested in developing their skills as a photo journalist. Through weekly assignments, presentations and lectures, the course will explore the demands, both practical and ethical, faced by the contemporary photo journalists. Students will have the opportunity to take photographs for a photo project during the term, as well as develop individual photo essays. A course for aspiring photo journalists and for students who wish to include photography among their reportorial skills.
Course Content: 

What Is Press Photography? Photo Essay, Basic Principles Of Press Photography, Photojournalism, Documentary Photography, Photojournalism in Turkey, Ethic Issues in Press Photography.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Expresses the Basic Principles of Press Photography 2, 3, 9 1, 2, 15 A,C
2) Explains the Development of Press Photography in Media 2, 3, 9 1, 2, 15 A,C
3) Develop an ability to critically analyse a photographic image 3, 4, 9 1, 2, 15 A,C
4) Interprets the ethic ıssues about press

photography.

3, 4, 7, 9 1, 2, 15 A,C
5) Debates the effects of press photography and its power on the society. 3, 7, 9 1, 2, 15 A,C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Historical outline of press photography History of Photography
3 Documentary photography The Documentary Approach
4 Photojournalism Newspaper Photography, Photojournalism
5 Ethic Issues in Press Photography:The Case Study on FSA Photographers *Farm Security     Administration

*Great Depression

6 Life Magazine and Photo Essay Photo Essay
7 Magnum and Photography Agencies Photography Agencies
8 Midterm  
9 Press Photography in Turkey Introduction to Press Photography
10 Photojournalism at War: The Case Study

of “War Photographer” documentary

James Natchway
11 Newspapers and Editorial Photography  
12 Magazines and Editorial Photography:

The Case Study on National Geographic Magazine.

National Geographic magazine and ethic issues
13 Reading a photographic image in media Analysis a mediatic image
14 Narratives in press photography Narratives in photography
15 Special Topics in Press Photography 1 Introduction to Photojournalism
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Jean Amar, Pierre, Basın Fotoğrafçılığı, Kırmızı Kitabevi, İstanbul,2009.

Newhall, Beaumont(1999). The History of Photography. Little Brown and Company, Boston.

Additional Resources Barthes, Roland (1996). Camera Lucida. Çev. Reha Akçakaya. İstanbul:

Altıkırkbeş Yayınları.

Berger, John (1998). O Ana Adanmış. İstanbul: Metis Yayınları.

Sontag, Susan (1993). Fotoğraf Üzerine. Çev. Reha Akçakaya. İstanbul:

Altıkırkbeş Yayınları.

Sontag,  Susan    (1997).  Başkalarının       Acısına  Bakmak.İstanbul: Altıkırkbeş Yayınları

Lutz,     A.Catherine-Jane L.(2004).           National Geographic’i       Doğru

Okumak.

Miller,   Russel,(2012).    Magnum            Efsanevi Fotoğraf Ajansının

Hikayesi, İstanbul: Altıkırkbeş Yayınları.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents The Documentary Approach (class note), Farm Security Administration (class note), Altı Perspektiften Fotoğraf Analizi (class note), Newspaper Photography, Photojournalism (class note), Photo Essay (class note).
Assignments Students prepare a photograpy essay project about a special topic.
Exams Mid-term exam and final assigments

 

 

Assessment

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

 

COURSE CATEGORY Field Courses

 

 

 

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.     X    
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.     X    
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.          

 

 

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 7 98
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Homework 4 4 4
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     148
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,92
ECTS Credit of the Course     6