ZUR701 Introduction to journalism

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Lenka Waschková Císařová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Vidová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Pavelka, CSc.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Bc. Pavlína Brabcová
Fri 1. 10. 10:15–11:45 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Fri 12. 11. 10:15–11:45 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Fri 10. 12. 10:15–11:45 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
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 Czech media landscape and its recent development;
to interpret the basic theories of journalism;
to work with information on media laws and ethical norms.
  • 1. Introduction to the course
  • I. 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
  • 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 80-85947-67-6. info
  • OSVALDOVÁ, Barbora and Jan HALADA. Encyklopedie praktické žurnalistiky. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 1999. 256 s. ISBN 80-85983-76-1. info
  • MCNAIR, Brian. Sociologie žurnalistiky. Translated by Hana Loupová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004. 182 s. ISBN 80-7178-840-6. info
  • MCQUAIL, Denis. Úvod do teorie masové komunikace. Translated by Jan Jirák - Marcel Kabát. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1999. 447 s. ISBN 80-7178-200-9. 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
Teaching methods
lectures class discussion homeworks
Assessment methods
3 written assignments
final written test exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Pro imatrikulační ročníky 2004/2005 a 2005/2006.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011.
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