ZUR765 Introduction to news coverage

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Lenka Waschková Císařová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Miroslav Mašek (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Pavelka, CSc.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Bc. Jan Hanák
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 the basic rules for news writing, news genres and news editing;
to learn the theories of journalism.
  • 1. Introduction to news writing.
  • 2. News writing, news genres and news editing.
  • 3. Journalism theories.
  • OSVALDOVÁ, Barbora and Alena LÁBOVÁ. Zpravodajství v médiích. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Karolinum, 2001. 155 s. ISBN 8024602482. info
  • OSVALDOVÁ, Barbora and Jan HALADA. Encyklopedie praktické žurnalistiky. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 1999. 256 s. ISBN 80-85983-76-1. info
  • PAPE, Susan and Sue FEATHERSTONE. Newspaper journalism : a practical introduction. 1st pub. London: Sage Publications, 2005. 222 s. ISBN 0761943293. info
  • TRAMPOTA, Tomáš. Zpravodajství. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 191 s. ISBN 8073670968. info
Teaching methods
theoretical preparation practical assignments
Assessment methods
3 written assignments; exam (according to assigments evaluation)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008.
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