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Course Code: 
JRN 242
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to give both a theoretical and practical understanding of digital media focusing on publishing and reporting.
Course Content: 

Students will learn the impact of the digital media in the profession of journalism

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 15- Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) He/She defines the concept of new media 1,2,5,6 1,2,3 A,C
2) He/She identifies the developments in the area of new media. 1,4,5,6 1,2,3 A,C
3) He/She comments on the transition period from conventional media to digital media 1,3,4,5       1,2,3          A,C
4) He/She underlines the new technologic innovations in the discipline of journalism 3,5,6 1,2,3 A,C
5) He/She gains news making practices in the digital environment 2,5,7,9 1,2,3 A,C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Explanation the concepts of the digital media An Introdution to Basic Concepts of Digitalizaiton and Digital Media
2 The differences between the new media and the social media Feldman, T. (1997). An introduction to digital media. Psychology Press
3 Globalization and the New Media Pavlik, J. 2001. Journalism and new media. New York: Columbia University Press
4 The concept of convergence between the Internet and other

mobile devices

Singer, J.B. (2004) ‘Strange Bedfellows? The Diffusion of Convergence in Four News Organisations’, Journalism Studies 5(1): 3-18.
5 Social and economic impacts in the digital media Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism, Kevin Kawamoto Rowman & Littlefield, 2003
6 Cultural and political effects in the digital media Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism, Kevin Kawamoto Rowman & Littlefield, 2003
7 Midterm Exam  
8 The role of journalism in digital media Cottle, S. (2003) ‘Media Organisation and Production: Mapping the Field’, in Cottle, S. (ed.) Media Organization and Production. London: Sage Publications.
9 Analysis of Online Newspapers Analysing the Turkish Online

Newspapers

10 The Structure Change of the Online newspapers and the

changcing roles

Scott, B. 2005. A contemporary history of digital journalism. Television and New Media 6(1): 89–126.
11 Cyber Culture and Identity Sigman, A. (2009). Well connected?  The biological implications of ‘social networking’. Biology, 56(1), 14-20
12 Cybercrime, Cyber War and Cyber Economy Compaine, B. M. (Ed). (2001). The digital divide: Facing a crisis or creating a myth? Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press
13 The Future of Digital Media Bowman, S. and C. Willis. 2003. We media: How audiences are shaping the future of news and

information. The Media Centre. http://www.hypergene.net/wemedia/download/we_media.pdf

(accessed 18 June 2009)

14 Guest Speaker  
15 Evaluation  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Nigel Chapman, Digital Media Tools, Wiley, 2008

Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism, Kevin Kawamoto Rowman & Littlefield, 2003

Additional Resources JenkinsH.,Convergence Culture:Where Old and New Media Collide,NYU Press,2006.

Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era (Book): Nael Jebril, Stephen Jukes, Sofia Iordanidou and Emmanouil Takas (2020)

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Academic articles about digital media
Assignments Analyze the online newspapers
Exams Midterm,Final Exam, creating a blog work

 

 

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 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.       X  
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.         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) 13 8 104
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     150
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     6
ECTS Credit of the Course     6