• Türkçe
  • English
Course Code: 
JRN 401
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
3
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to teach and discuss how to use freedom of communication as a democratic right by using alternative media.
Course Content: 

The effect of technology on media has been in the form of globalization of news and access to news. The centralist structure of the media and the debate on freedom led to the need to use the media as a democratic right. At this point, Alternative Journalism Types are very important. The course discusses alternative media and mainstream media, how to use freedom of information and how to use it correctly, its contribution to democracy, the centralist structure of media, and the effects of media technologies on this structure. Students will learn about alternative journalism types such as peace journalism, robot journalism, slow journalism, and social journalism.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 6: Case Study, 12: Groupwork, 15: Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Assignment, F: Performance Task

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Defines alternative journalism and its types. 1 1 A
2) He/ She underline the social importance of alternative journalism. 3, 4 1, 2 A
3) He/ She debate mainstream and alternative media systems. 3, 4, 5, 8 1, 2, 15 A, C
4) He/ She relate concepts such as democracy, human rights and civil society with journalism. 3, 4, 5, 8 1, 2, 6, 12 A, F
5) He/ She underlines and interprets new concepts in the field of alternative journalism. 1, 8 1, 2, 6, 15 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Main Stream Media and Alternative Media Atton, C. (2006), Approaching Alternative Media: Theory and Methodology, Alternative Media, London: Sage,  pp. 1- 29.

Forde, Susan. (2009), What's so alternative about alternative journalism?, https://www.researchgate.net/ publication/45109510_What%27s _so_alternative_about_alternative_journalism

3 Journalism as a Democratic Right Helberger, Natali (2019) On the Democratic Role of News Recommenders,

Digital Journalism, https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2019.1623700

Josephi, B. (2012), How much democracy does journalism need?, Volume: 14 issue: 4, page(s): 474-489: 2013, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1464884912464172

4 Media and Development of Civil Society Atton, C. (2006), Alternative Media and New Social Movements, Alternative Media, London: Sage, pp. 80- 98.

Public journalism as a journalism of publics, Tanni Haas, Linda Steiner. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240701391_Public_ journalism_as_a_journalism_of_publicsImplications_of_the _Habermas-Fraser_debate_for_public_journalism).

 

5 Globalization shaped by digitalization Bailey ve Diğerleri (2008), Translocalization, Glocalization And The Internet: The Radioswap Project, Understanding Alternative Media, Berkshire: McGraw-Hill
6 Media and Civil Society Alankuş, S. (2016), Peace Journalism Handbok, Istanbul: BİA, 28- 89.
7 Why alternative journalism? Nielsen, Rasmus Klein. (2015), Local Journalism, I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd London, pp. 141- 164

 

Rafsky, Sara. (2018), The Print that Binds:

Local Journalism, Civic Life and the Public Sphere, https://cmsw.mit.edu/wp/wp-ywni kaynaklarcontent/uploads/2018/06/381064193-Sara-Rafsky-The-Print-that-Binds-Local-Journalism-Civic-Life-and-the-Public-Sphere.pdf

8 Midterm  
9 Human Rights and Journalism: Disadvantage Groups Shaw, Ibrahim Seaga. Human rights journalism’: a critical conceptual, https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/41240029.pdf

framework of a complementary strand of peace

journalism

PEW reports related term

Reporters sans frontières (RFS) reports related term

10 Rights Based Journalism Right- Based Journalism Workshop
11 Community Journalism Nip , Joyce Y. M. (2008), The Last Days of Civic Journalism, ISSN: 1751-2786 , https://doi.org/10.1080/17512780801999352

Class Guest: Minority Journalism Journalist.

Bailey ve Diğerleri (2008), Ethnic-Religious Groups And Alternative Journalism, Understanding Alternative Media, Berkshire: McGraw-Hill

12 Citizen Journalism Allen, Stuart and Thorstan, Einar, (2009), Citizen Journalism, Global Perspectives, Citizen Journalism- Peter Lang,
13 Peace Journalism Alankuş, S. (2016), Why another kind of journalism , Peace Journalism Handbok, Istanbul: BİA, pp. 24- 27.
14 Slow Journalism Megan Le Masurier (2015) What is Slow Journalism?, Journalism Practice, 9:2,

138-152, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2014.916471

Megan Le Masurier (2016) Slow Journalism, Digital Journalism, 4:4, 405-413,

DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2016.1139904

15 Solutions Journalism (Constructive Journalism) Aitamurto, T. and Varma A. (2018), The Constructive Role of Journalism, Journalism Practice, https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2018.1473041

https://nyujournalismprojects.org/newsliteracy2019/topics/solution-journ...

16 Final exam  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Atton, C. (2006), Alternative Media and New Social Movements, Alternative Media, London: Sage.

 

 

Additional Resources Aitamurto, T. and Varma A. (2018), The Constructive Role of Journalism, Journalism Practice, https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2018.1473041

https://nyujournalismprojects.org/newsliteracy2019/topics/solution-journalism/

 

Allen, Stuart and Thorstan, Einar, (2009), Citizen Journalism, Global Perspectives, Citizen Journalism- Peter Lang

Alankuş, S. (2016), Peace Journalism Handbok, Istanbul: BİA

Bailey and others (2008), Translocalization, Glocalization And The Internet: The Radioswap Project, Understanding Alternative Media, Berkshire: McGraw-Hill.

Forde, Susan. (2009), What's so alternative about alternative journalism.

 

Helberger, Natali (2019) On the Democratic Role of News Recommenders,

Digital Journalism, https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2019.1623700

 

Josephi, B. (2012), How much democracy does journalism need?, Volume: 14 issue: 4, page(s): 474-489: 2013, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1464884912464172

Megan Le Masurier (2015) What is Slow Journalism?, Journalism Practice, 9:2,

138-152, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2014.916471

 

Nielsen, Rasmus Klein. (2015), Local Journalism, I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd London,

PEW reports related term

Reporters sans frontières (RFS) reports related term

Rafsky, Sara. (2018), The Print that Binds:

Local Journalism, Civic Life and the Public Sphere, https://cmsw.mit.edu/wp/wp-ywni kaynaklarcontent/uploads/2018/06/381064193-Sara-Rafsky-The-Print-that-Binds-Local-Journalism-Civic-Life-and-the-Public-Sphere.pdf

Shaw, Ibrahim Seaga. Human rights journalism’: a critical conceptual, https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/41240029.pdf

framework of a complementary strand of peace

journalism

Nip , Joyce Y. M. (2008), The Last Days of Civic Journalism, ISSN: 1751-2786 , https://doi.org/10.1080/17512780801999352

 

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.caodsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments 2 Related topics
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 60
Quizes 2 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 Course

 

 

 

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.     X    
2 He/ She defines the profession of journalism; demonstrate the ability to use, process and disseminate research and knowledge related to that field.          
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.         X
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.          
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.     X    
9 He/ She relates new communication technologies with journalistic practice and applies written and visual content suitable for digital media.          
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) 12 2 24
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assigments 2 1 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     72
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     2,88
ECTS Credit of the Course     3