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Course Code: 
COMM 310
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
In this course, students are aimed to acquire the necessary knowledge and technical infrastructure in the production and presentation stages of a television channel's news center.
Course Content: 

Students are informed in a way that they will have a basic knowledge of what to consider when preparing a newsletter in the news center, job descriptions and relations of team members, relations with news sources, decision-making processes for news in the newsletter, written text and visual relations.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Knows what news sources are needed to collect news and how to reach them. 2, 3, 4, 8 1, 2, 15 A, C
2) Refers to problems that may occur while preparing television news. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 1, 2, 15 A, C
3) Determines the basic form of management in the news preparation stages. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 1, 2, 15 A, C
4) Knows the instruments of the newsroom. 2, 3, 4, 5 1, 15 A, C
5) Knows the staff of the news center, knows about their duties and the relationships between them. 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 15 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Evaluating the weekly agenda. News center meetings.  
3 The differences of newspaper, radio and television news. Journalism in national, thematic and local publishing.  
4 Agenda setting. Taking briefs for the news and determining the news topics.  
5 News center and team members.  
6 Specialization in news.  
7 News gathering, resource research and news preparation process.  
8 MID-TERM EXAM  
9 News types according to different criteria…  
10 Working styles and organizations of news agencies that provide image services.  
11 Broadcast policies of media.  
12 Danger of manipulation in journalism.  
13 The danger of journalism turning into political material.  
14 The way news is handled in social events and terrorist attacks.  
15 Overall evaluation  
16 FINAL EXAM  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook  
Additional Resources Işıklar, Hakan Cem (2014). Kuramdan Uygulamaya Profesyonel TV Haberciliği. Ankara: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık.

Kars, Neşe (2013). Haberin Tarihi, Kuramları, Söylemi ve Radyo-Televizyon Haberciliği. İstanbul: Derin Yayınları.

Şahin, Muzaffer (2013). Ajans Gazeteciliği ve Medya Sektöründe Haber Ajanslarının Etkinliği. İletişim Kuram ve Araştırma Dergisi. Ankara: Gazi Üniversitesi, İletişim Fakültesi, Gazetecilik Bölümü Yayınları, ss. 196-210.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

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

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to define basic concepts, theories, methods and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.   X      
2 To demonstrate the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient team work in the production process in the radio, television and cinema fields.     X    
3 To be able to create media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing current knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.   X      
4 Manifesting professional knowledge and skills in different fields of radio, television and cinema fields such as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management locally and globally.   X      
5 To develop an understanding of responsible broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.     X    
6 To be able to use the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.         X
7 To evaluate radio, television and cinema fields in a wide range of cultural, economic and social relations from an institutional structuring to their products with an analytical and critical approach.         X
8 To have the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.         X
9 To be able to design original projects in radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments and ideas in the fields of art, culture and media at national and global levels.          

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Preparation & reading 13 1 13
Mid-term 1 4 4
Final Examination 1 4 4
Total Work Load     133
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,32
ECTS Credit of the Course     5