Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803004652012SOCIAL MEDIAElective475
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is, to examine social media that emerging with developing technology. These networks/social media, which transform and make important change in the traditional journalistic practices, are discussed. And the course also aim to determine the opportunities and/or negation that provided by social media/networks to the reporter.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Tolga Çelik
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to understand the concept of social media
2To be able to realize the innovations that provided by social media to reporter
3To be able to understand the effects of social media to traditional journalistic practice
4To be able to test the reliability of information that circulate on social media.
5To be able to use social media as a journalist/reporter.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Social media, the transformation in traditional journalism that provided by social media. The reliability of news that circulate on social media. The responsibility of journalist/reporter and social media.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Explaining the concept of social media
3The populer social network that can named social media
4Social media as a news tool
5The effects of social media to journalistic practice
6The reliability of information that circulate on social media.
7Social media as a news source
8MIDTERM EXAM
9The responsibility of journalist/reporter and social media.
10Private / intimate life and social media
11The relationship between social media and mainstream media.
12Social media as an example of citizen journalism
13Social media as an opportunity for the democratization of news.
14Examples of social media as a journalistic medium
15Overall assessment of the course
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Ümit Atabek; İletişim ve Teknoloji, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2001 Haluk Geray; İletişim ve Teknoloji Uluslararası Birikim Düzeninde Yeni Medya Politikaları, Ütopya Yayınları, 2003. Yeni İletişim Teknolojileri ve Medya; IPS İletişim Vakfı Yayınları, İstanbul, 2003 Nurcan Törenli; Yeni Medya Yeni İletişim Ortamı, Bilim Sanat Yayınları, İstanbul, 2005.Ali Toprak vd.; Toplumsal Paylaşım Ağı Facebook : Görülüyorum Öyleyse Varı, Kalkedon, İstanbul, 2009. Aslı Tunç, Zeynep Attikkan; Blogdan Al Haberi, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, İstanbul, 2011. Eser Aygül vd.; Yeni Medyada Nefret Söylemi, Kalkedon Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2010. Der. Mutlu Binark; Yeni Medya Çalışmaları, Dipnot Yayınları, Ankara, 2007.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination14342
Final Examination111
Discussion6212
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation133
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading5525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)143
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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