ZURb1101 Journalism

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Lenka Waschková Císařová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Klára Smejkal (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lenka Waschková Císařová, Ph.D.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Bc. Pavlína Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Mon 12:00–13:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the topic of journalism theory and journalism practices. The course is divided into three thematic blocks - introduction to journalism, news and journalism, media legislation and ethical standards. Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to understand and explain the basic rules for journalistic writing and genres (news and feature); to understand rountines in the newsrooms; to create news for different types of media; to gain overview about the Czech media landscape and its recent development; to interpret the basic theories of journalism; to work with information on media laws and ethical norms.
Learning outcomes
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to understand and explain the basic rules for journalistic writing and genres (news and feature); to understand rountines in the newsrooms; to create news for different types of media; to gain overview about the Czech media landscape and its recent development; to interpret the basic theories of journalism; to work with information on media laws and ethical norms.
Syllabus
  • I. Introduction to the course: 1. Introduction to journalism; 2. Basic terms; 3. History of journalism; 4. Czech media landscape; 5. Typology of media. II. News and feature: 6.-7. News writing and genres; 8.-9. Feature writing and genres; 10. Newsroom practices. III. Media laws and ethical norms: 11.-12. Laws and norms; 13. Final exam.
Literature
  • Mass communication theory : an introduction (Orig.) : Úvod do teorie masové komunikace [McQuail, 1999] : Úvod do teorie masové komunikace [McQuail, 2002]. info
  • ŠMÍD, Milan and Ludmila TRUNEČKOVÁ. Novinář a jeho zdroje v digitální éře. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2009. 205 s. ISBN 9788024616612. info
  • OSVALDOVÁ, Barbora and Jan HALADA. Praktická encyklopedie žurnalistiky a marketingové komunikace. 3., rozš. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2007. 263 s. ISBN 9788072772667. info
  • PAPE, Susan and Sue FEATHERSTONE. Newspaper journalism : a practical introduction. 1st pub. London: Sage Publications, 2005. 222 s. ISBN 0761943293. info
  • RUSS-MOHL, Stephan. Žurnalistika : komplexní průvodce praktickou žurnalistikou. Translated by Hana Bakičová. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2005. 292 s. ISBN 8024701588. info
  • JIRÁK, Jan. 10 let v českých médiích. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál pro Newton Information Technology, 2005. 142 s. ISBN 8071789259. info
  • REIFOVÁ, Irena. Slovník mediální komunikace. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004. 327 s. ISBN 8071789267. info
  • MCNAIR, Brian. Sociologie žurnalistiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004. 182 s. ISBN 8071788406. info
  • BURNS, Lynette Sheridan. Žurnalistika : [praktická příručka pro novináře]. Translated by Hana Antonínová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004. 186 s. ISBN 8071788716. info
  • BURTON, Graeme and Jan JIRÁK. Úvod do studia médií. 1. vyd. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2001. 391 s. ISBN 8085947676. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, written assignment, reading.
Assessment methods
Written assignment; final written test exam.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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