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Course Code: 
JRN 351
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
Introductory course in research methods. Students research topics, news, learning how to collect materials, learn how to interpret the data analysis and interviews.
Course Content: 

This course will include necessary research methods for to produce news.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) He / She discusses the definition of investigative journalism and its function. 2, 4, 5 1, 2 A,C
2) He / She states importance of research techniques and methods in journalism. 4, 7, 9 1,2 A,C
3) He / She comments on historical development of the investigative journalism in Turkey. 4, 5, 6 1,2 A,C
4) He / She explains example investigative journalism events in Turkey and the world. 4, 5, 6, 7 1,2 A,C
5) He / She reports actual social events by caring investigative journalism methods. 7, 9   1,2 A,C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to Investigative Journalism and Basic Concepts  
2 History and functions of Investigative Journalism  
3 Emergence conditions of Investigative Journalism  
4 Conflict Between Public and Private Interest  
5 Social Responsibility- Fourth-Power Concepts and Investigative Journalism  
6 Changing Balances in Media and Transformation of Investigative Journalism  
7 Mission of Investigative Journalist  
8 Midterm Exam  
9 Basic Methods in Investigative Journalism  
10 Searching for News and Following the Idea in Investigative Journalism  
11 Reporting Social Events via Investigative Journalism Methods  
12 Following up Special Fields with Investigative Journalism  
13 Investigative Journalism and various Examples  
14 New Media and Changing Methods in Investigative Journalism  
15 Discussing Investigative Journalism Success Stories  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook The Journalist and The Murder- Janet Malcom

Investigative reporting: a study in technique- David Spark

Additional Resources Araştırmacı Gazetecilik (Yöntem ve örneklerle) – Gürsoy Değirmencioğlu

Araştırmacı Gazetecilik- Seyfettin Turhan

Bu öğrencilere bu işi mi öğrettiler? - Gökçer Tahincioğlu, Kemal Göktaş

Beyaz Toros, Faili Belli Devlet Cinayetleri- Gökçer Tahincioğlu

Türkiye’de Sorumlu Gazetecilik- Gülen Kurt Öncel

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams Midterm-Final Exam

 

 

Assessment

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

 

COURSE CATEGORY Elective 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.          
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.     X    
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 5 70
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     116
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,64
ECTS Credit of the Course     5