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Module Code: COM105
Module Title: Journalism Theory and Practice
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Media and Communication
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to be an introduction to the theory and practice of journalism, including newsgathering, newswriting and news production. Students will be exposed to the ideals, values and practices of journalists and given the opportunity to put them to use. Mastery of these two aspects will be demonstrated by means of newswriting.
Learning outcomes 
Students will:

A. demonstrate understanding of the key concepts in journalism, including understandings of news values and practices;

B. be able to differentiate journalistic genres and techniques and use them to engage in story-telling accordingly;

C. take part in the production cycle and demonstrate this by writing different types of news reports.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and tutorials

• News and news values

• Journalism ethics

• Constraints and influences on journalists

• Practices of journalism: news sources and interviewing

• Research Skills for Journalists

• News writing: the lead

• News writing: story structure

• Elements of news, print, broadcast and online

• Reporting: breaking news

• Reporting: news beats

• Reporting and writing long-form journalism

• Multimedia News Writing

• Information Graphics and Data Journalism

• Photojournalism

• Journalists as investigators

• News production and news effects

• The direction of journalism research

• Working as a journalist

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 News Report 50.00
2 News Feature 50.00

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