COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
News Studio I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCSN 301
Fall
2
6
5
12
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to enable the students with news writing and production skills in a multimedia newsroom through a combination of lectures, training sessions and handson work.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • identify newsworthy material
  • make editorial decisions
  • follow a news story and gather information
  • turn raw material into news stories
  • work at all stages of news making
  • work for different news media
  • shoot and edit video news
  • produce online content
  • work in a team and under stress
Course Content This course is designed to simulate a working newsroom. Students will work on all stages of news production, make the news and present them through several media outlets including print, online, video and radio. The course is a combination of editorial meetings, handson work, lectures and traning sessions.



ACADEMIC CAUTION

Academic honesty: Plagiarism, copying, cheating, purchasing essays/projects, presenting some one else’s work as your own and all sorts of literary theft is considered academic dishonesty. Under the rubric of İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication, all forms of academic dishonesty are considered as crime and end in disciplinary interrogation. According to YÖK’s Student Discipline Regulation, the consequence of cheating or attempting to cheat is 6 to 12 months expulsion. Having been done intentionally or accidentally does not change the punitive consequences of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty is each student’s own responsibility.

Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. The easiest and most effective way to prevent plagiarism is to give reference when using someone else’s ideas, and to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words.

A detailed informative guideline regarding plagiarism can be found here.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Presentation of the course
2 Newsroom operation, teamwork and roles
3 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
4 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
5 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
6 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
7 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
8 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
9 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
10 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
11 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
12 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
13 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
14 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
15 Editorial meeting, preresearch, newswriting studio, agenda briefing. Lectures on newswriting, interviewing, online and video news production.
16 Review of the semester
Course Textbooks
References Relevant readings will be made available at the beginning of the semester. News media and wire services will also be used extensively.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
1
10
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
30
Homework / Assignments
5
50
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
11
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
6
Study Hours Out of Class
14
8
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
10
Homework / Assignments
5
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
330

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process. X
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. X
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution. X
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1) X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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