Course Title : News Writing and Reporting I
Code Course
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Regular
Semester
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Seminar
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Lab
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Credits ECTS
COM 211-1 B 3 3 2 0 4.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description News Reporting and Writing I, is a skills-based immersion into journalism. Students will learn the foundations of journalism and the craft's two main components - reporting and writing of the news - and will explore how news is delivered through mobile devices, TV, radio, Web and printed publications
Objectives This course aims to expose you to basic journalistic principles, and to build fundamental reporting and writing skills. These goals are pursued in lectures, assignments, and reporting exercises that echo the situations professional journalists face. By the end of the course, you can expect to have a good grasp of the fundamental issues and methods of gathering news & writing news stories. You will also have the opportunity to improve your Albanian-language writing skills, in order to convey facts in straightforward and understandable fashion
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1The Reporter At Work
2Components of a Story
3Writing the Story
4The Internet and Other Tools of the Trade
5Obituaries
6The Lead
7The Writer's Art
8Midterm Exam
9Features, long stories and series
10Broadcast newswriting
11Digging for information
12Making sound observations
13Building and using background
14Finding, cultivating and using source
15Using source form Reporter
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students acquire basic knowledge’s about news reporting and writing
2Students will be able to use better sources of information, to structure the story for a newspaper, TV, radio, and long stories.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms120
Quizzes00
Projects630
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16580
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 600
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11010
Other 000
Total Work Load 128
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.12
ECTS 5

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