ZUR249 Stylistics - news coverage

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Jiřina Salaquardová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Pavelka, CSc.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Bc. Pavlína Brabcová
Tue 18:00–19:30 AVC
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Stylistics (feature, story, report) This interactive course covers the various forms of news genres in the print media. Via a set of tests and stylistic exercises students discover their ability to apply their (earlier acquired) knowledge in practice. They will learn how to carry out thorough text improvement – using a collection of authentic journalistic texts. They will also undertake more detailed stylistical partial exercises. Team work forms an important part of the teaching method.
  • Course syllabus outline Stylistics (reportage, feature, story) 12. Story – genre characteristics. Searching for a tale to tell (ethics). 13. Choice of topic (type of medium). Lexicon, stylistic approaches, form (exercises). 14. Composition. Lead, conclusion. Time category in the story, feature and reportage genres. Means of dynamising text. Possibilities when using direct speech. 15. Text analysis I –story genre (team work). Summary of errors. 16. Text analysis II – story genre (team work). Summary of errors. 17. Feature – genre characteristics. Searching for a topic (ethics). Choice of topic (type of medium). Lexicon, stylistic approaches, forms. Exercises. 18. Text analysis I – feature genre (team work). Summary of errors. 19. Text analysis II – feature genre (team work). Summary of errors. 20. Reportage – genre characteristics. Types of reportage. Searching for a text. Research. 21. Text analysis I – reportage (team work). Summary of errors. 22. Text analysis II – reportage (team work). Summary of errors.
  • Neruda, J: Obrázky z domova a z ciziny. Československý spisovatel, 1983.
  • . Štorkán, Karel: Publicistické žánry. Novinář. Praha, 1980.
  • Mencher, Melvin: Basic Media Writing. Columbia University, 1996.
  • Dolanská, Nora: Jak se stát Hemingwayem, příručka pro budoucí žurnalisty. Univerzita Karlova, Karolinum, Praha 1994.
  • Čermák, F., aj. 1983-1994. Slovník české frazeologie a idiomatiky. 4 sv. Praha : Academia
  • Bečka, J.V: Česká stylistika. Praha, Academia 1992.
  • Bech-Karlsen, Jo: Být přitom. Reportáž jako metoda a žánr. 1991.Oslo.
  • Štorkán K..:O reportáži prakticky i teoreticky. Novinář. Praha 1985.
  • Literatura: Tušer, Andrej: Ako sa robia noviny. Bratislava: SOFA, 1999.
  • Bečka, J.:Česká stylistika. Akademia. Praha 1992.
Assessment methods
The conditions for successful completion of the course are a student’s active participation (long-term absence is not allowed), successful completion of the intermediate and summary tests, passing of the final test + successful completion of the seminar assignments.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Tento předmět si mohou zapsat jen studenti, kteří absolvovali kurz Stylistika I.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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