Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803002912016INFORMATION FOR NEWS:GATHERING AND REPORTINGCompulsory236
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the lecture is to teach conventional and alternative methods of reaching and gathering informations which can be used in news story. Another aim of the course is to discuss relations between reporters and their sources, based on ethic and legal limitations and journalistic competition.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd.Doç. Dr. Gökçen Başaran İnce
Learning Outcomes
1To know the concept of information for news
2To have skills to use conventional and alternative methods for reaching information that is required for news story
3To have awereness of balanced relations between reporter and his/her source
4To be aware of legal and ethic limitations while gathering informations for news story
5To be able to convert raw information to an interesting news story
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Information and news; types of informations; sources of news; legal, ethic and economical-political limitations; relations between reporters and their sources.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Concept of information and reporting
2Types of information and touch with source
3Formal and informal channels as source
4Judiciary and security agencies as source
5Manipulation and abuse by sources
6Conflict situations and the position of reporter
7Using double-check
8MIDTERM EXAMINATION
9Concepts of follow-up and its importance
10Off the record informations
11Competitors and colleagues as sources of information
12Methods of effective utilization of archive
13Converting raw information to a conceptual news story
14Effective utulization of feed-back mechanism
15General assesments
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Notes of Lecture Aslan, Kemal; Haberim Var – Örneklerle Haberin ABC’si, Anahtar Yayınları, Anahtar Kitaplar Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2003. Yüksel, Erkan&Gürcan, Halil İbrahim; Haber Toplama ve Yazma, Tablet Basın Yayın, Ankara, 2005.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Makeup Examination111
Attending Lectures1410140
Question-Answer11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11717
Individual Study for Final Examination11717
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)187
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1   4  
LO2   4  
LO3   4  
LO4    5 
LO5    5 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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