Course Title : News Writing and Reporting II
Code Course
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Regular
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Credits ECTS
COM 212-1 B 4 3 2 0 4.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description News Reporting and Writing II, 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
1COURSE PRESENTATION - Description - Objectives - Results and competences
2CATEGORY COVERING - Principles for reporters covering a news category - Coverage of the most important local news categories
3NEWS FROM BUSINESS AND TRADE - How to report business events - Where to find events from the business
4SPORT - Coverage of the sports category - Coverage of competitions - Writing for the sport
5REPORTING SOCIAL SCIENCES - Participatory observation - Systematic study of data - Public opinion polls
6INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING - Processes - Resources - New tools
7BROADCAST NEWS - Selection criteria for broadcast news - News writing for radio - Prepare the writing for broadcast
8Midterm Exam
9WRITING FOR THE WEB - Web as a separate form of media - How to write for the Web - Legal and ethical concerns
10WRITING FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS - Writing for Public Relations - Different Approaches. - Writing press releases that attract attention - Approach to writing notices
11MEDIA LAW - Protection of resources and records - Right and court - Copyright and fair use of it
12ETHICS - Ethical philosophies - Solving ethical problems - Ethical problems for journalists
13REPORTING LIVE
14REPORTING LIVE
15PROJECTS PRESENTATION
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students acquire knowledges 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 web.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms00
Quizzes00
Projects130
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade30
Contribution of final examination to overall grade70
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16580
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 100
Midterms 080
Final examination 11010
Other 000
Total Work Load 118
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.72
ECTS 5

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