• Türkçe
  • English
Course Code: 
JRN 301
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The course is designed as an introductory survey class to provide frameworks for understanding media as a whole
Course Content: 

Students will learn how media industries are structured in historic and contemporary terms, their contributions to national economies,their various roles in market economies, how media industries are changing today and why.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Öğrenme Çıktıları Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
  1. Describes international communication
13 1,2,3 A,C
  1. Comprehends national and international flow of news and information.
1 1,2,3 A,C
  1. Evaulates the development of the news agencies and their impact on journalism.
2 1,2,3 A,C
  1. Discusses the negative and possitive effects of global news flow.
13 1,2,3 A,C
  1. Coniders the international communication approaches from thhe point of journalism.
13 1,2,3 A,C



Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction: news gathering necessities  
2 Transition of communication from local to global  
3 Approaches of international communication  
4 News inbalance in internaional communication  
5 Devolopment and tranformation of journalim: from local to global  
6 Global journalim and Dicourse    
7 Mid Term  
8 Factors affecting international journalim: was, immigration, global crisis, disestars  
9 Cross-border journalism  
10 Global Journalism: theory and practice  
11 News Agencies as global journalism  practices: Historical development  
12  News agencies as global journalism practice: internaitonal journalim monopoly  
13 Effects of technology on journalism: Problems, discusions  
14 Organizational structure of international journalism  
15 Evaluation  



Recommended Sources

Textbook Information Age Journalism- Vincent Campbell

Uluslararası iletişim: haber ajansları ve A.A - Atilla. Girgin

Uluslararası iletişim- A. Rıdvan Bülbül.

Global Journalism: survey of international communication- John C. Merrill,

Additional Resources Journalism After September 11- Barbie Zelizer and Stuart Allan

Wartime journalism, 1939-1943- Paul. De Man,

Global journalism ethics- Stephen J.A. Ward.

Global crisis reporting: journalism in the global age- Simon Cottle



Material Sharing





Mid-terms 1 40
Presentation 1 10
Final Examination 4 50
Total   100
Contrıbutıon Of Fınal Examınatıon To Overall Grade   50
Contrıbutıon Of In-Term Studıes To Overall Grade   50
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.     X      
2 He/She defines news of different types required by the profession of journalism. He/She edits these texts in printed and visual environments.            
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.         X  
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.         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.     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.            
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.         X  
22 He/She defines internal and external stakeholders in the media industries.      X      




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 7 70
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Presentation 1 20 20
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     142
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,68
ECTS Credit of the Course     6