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Course Code: 
JRN 321
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course will establish the link between traditional media and social media that aims to explain how to integrate social media in journalism.
Course Content: 

This course will explore emerging social media technologies. The application of social media technologies in journalism will be examined a practical perspective. Technologies the course will cover include: blogs, microblogs, collaboration tools, podcasts, RSS feeds, viral video, social bookmarking, and other emerging web technologies.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) He/She defines development of the social media concept and its influences on traditional media 2, 7, 9 1, 2 A, C
2) He/She establishes the connection between conventional and social media 2, 7, 9 1, 2 A, C
3) He/She explains components of the social media 2, 7, 9 1, 2 A, C
4) He/She comments on social media components such as blog, micro-blog, chat rooms and social networks 2, 7, 9 1, 2 A, C
5) He/She explains how the social media integrated into journalism 2, 7, 9 1, 2 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Explaining the concept of Social Media  
2 Social Media Techniques  
3 Impact of globalization on social media  
4 Social Networking Sites  
5 Network Theory  
6 Blogs, Blogging and Bloggers  
7 Midterm Exam  
8 Creation of a Facebook page  
9 Journalists and Facebook  
10 Journalists and Twitter (Concept of Citizen Journalism)  
11 Open Source Problem  
12 Gamer Theory: Game of Second Life and video games  
13 Digital Divide and the Web  
14 The Future of the Social Media  
15 General Revision  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Safko, L., ve Brake, D., (2009). The Social Media Bible:Tactics, Tools

& Strategies For Business Success, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons

Inc.

Additional Resources Meeker, M., Devitt, S., Wu, L. (2010). Internet Trends. Morgan Stanley Research.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams Midterm-Final Exam

 

 

Assessment

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

 

COURSE CATEGORY Elective 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.          
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.          
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.          
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