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Course Code: 
JRN 482
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The course aims to deepen students' critical understanding of current and special issues related to journalism.
Course Content: 

Special concepts that affect the reflexes of news making, such as the nature of reality, the confusion between truth and fiction, ethics, private and public information, privacy and publicity, news value, and impact on content, will be discussed in the course.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 15: Assignment, 19: Guest Speaker
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Assignment,

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Defines alternative media and establishes its relationship with democracy. 3, 5, 8 1, 2, 19 A, C
2) Discusses the problems of the media.  3, 5, 8 1, 2, 15, 19 A, C
3) Refers to the new journalism needs created by digitalization. 3, 5, 8 1, 2, 15, 19 A, C
4) Express the contributions of alternative journalism to journalism. 3, 5, 8 1, 2, 15, 19 A, C
5) Underlines new concepts in journalism. 3, 5, 8 1, 2, 19 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Inroduction  
2 Are Printed Newspapers Dying ?: The Future of Journalism  
3 Journalist's Organization and Right Issue  
4 From News to Entertainment: Functional Transformation in Media  
5 Global News Monopolies and One Way News Feed  
6 Media and Politics Relationship: Case Study Watergate  
7 Midterm  
8 Public Broadcasting and Competition  
9 Journalistic Ethics: Resource Problem and Judith Miller Case  
10 Embedded Journalism: Gulf Wars  
11 The Threshold of the Media  
12 Case Study  
13 Case Study  
14 Case Study  
15 Case Study  
16 Final  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Madia Matters- Robert W. Chesney

Media Planning and Buying in the 21st Century- Ronald D. Geskey

Sansürsüz Sansür- Nuri Kayış- Serhat Hürkan

The Problem of the Media- Ronald D. Geskey

The Real Watergate Scandal- Geoff Shepard

 

Additional Resources In addition, notes will be shared each week.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams Midterm and Final

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
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.          
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.         X
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) 14 3 42
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment 2 12 24
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     112
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5
ECTS Credit of the Course     5