Course Title : Print and Online Media
Code Course
Credits ECTS
COM 252-1 D 4 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description The course offers an enhanced content on print and online. In this course will be addressed in detail the main genres of journalism, as well as the challenges facing traditional media and online media. What are the main characteristics of the Albanian press? What are the challenges of traditional media in an era of rapid technological developments? A news media will survive online? The press face online media will be the focus of this course.
Objectives In this course intended for students: - Understand and recognize all genres of traditional journalism. - To recognize and develop their knowledge about ongoing developments in online media. - Train on ways of transmitting information through print and online media. - To perceive more clearly the challenge between traditional media and new.
Course Outline
1Presentation of the course and topics. Introduction to print and online media. How the media landscape has changed and new challenges. Dealing with convergence, digitization, change between readers and interactive audiences, hybridization, etc.
2Principles of news reporting and writing. Have they changed? How news is managed in new newsroom models. How traditional newsrooms have changed.
3New journalist profile; what he has inherit from the traditional press journalism and what new skills he has acquired. Sourses. Doing journalism in 2020.
4The link between the published and the online press: GENRES. What are the genres and how have they changed? An in-depth look at new and traditional journalism with a focus on genres: information, analytical, online media genres etc.
5Why it's important to understand that today anyone can create media content; Media literacy and understanding the risks in an information overloaded space.
6Visual Communication and multimedia- the new in the media landscape. From newspaper designer to journalist that is learning new skills; using audio, videos, photos, graphics, etc.
7Interactive Audiences. Ethical service. Tracking the news. Who is reading right now?
8Midterm Exam
9How do we find inspiration? How to choose the theme for the next article. How to work with resources, balance etc. An investigation may find the light of publication also driven by audience's status on “Facebook” and in other social networks. How to use social networks smartly.
10How to write for digital media? The principles of good writing. Speed and accuracy.
11How to write for digital media? Tools and Techniques. Media Multitaskers.
12Editing for digital media. Principles for success.
13Editing for digital media. Voice and style. Using Albanian Language.
14Establishing and communicating reliability in digital spaces. Copyright
15Project Presentation
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will acquire knowledge on the press and online media.
2Students will be able to recognize and prepare to news published in newspapers, magazines and websites.
3Students will be able to discuss and defend their opinions and ideas on the Albanian media in general, as a contribution to the building of a free society and integrated.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 000
Midterms 188
Final examination 11313
Other 000
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5

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