IM162 Opinion Journalism

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Ing. Rudolf Burgr, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jaroslav Čuřík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Bc. Klára Kubíčková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 10:00–11:40 N42
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 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/10, only registered: 0/10, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/10
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students to journalistic opinion genres, especially for written journalism, both theoretically and practically. Students will gain knowledge of the key genres of opinion journalism (review, critique, commentary), and more broadly feature genres (interview, report, feature, essay), contemporary form of these genres in the Czech journalism. Students will regularly create these genres publishable in media.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the students will be aware of the characteristics of opinion journalism genres. Students will learn the current practice of journalistic genres including their critical reflection. Students will learn a good amount of knowledge and practical skills necessary for producing individual journalist texts. After completing the course, the student will also be able to write texts using the basic genres on a professional level.
Syllabus
  • 1. Defining basic terms.
  • 2. Opinion journalism.
  • 3. Written journalism in print media and online.
  • 4. Contemporary Czech journalism.
  • 5. Opinion journalism genres.
  • 6. Art critiques and reviews.
  • 7. Other genres (interview, report, feature, feuilleton, profile, portrait, obituary).
Literature
  • PAPE, Susan a Sue FEATHERSTONE. Feature writing : a practical introduction. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 2006. 163 s. ISBN 1412908000.
  • Frye, Northrop: Anatomie kritiky : čtyři eseje. Brno: Host, 2003.
  • Černý, Václav: Co je kritika, co není a k čemu je na světě. Brno: Blok, 1968.
  • O fejetonu, s fejetonem : (sborník textů k žánru). Edited by Barbora Osvaldová - Radim Kopáč. Vyd. 1. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2007. 103 s. ISBN 9788024612867.
  • How to write comment - 15. kapitola z knihy Richard Keeble: Print Journalism. A Critical Introduction. (Routlege, London 2005).
  • HÁJEK, Jiří. Teorie umělecké kritiky. 1. vyd. Praha : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1986
  • Eco, Umberto - Rorty, Richard - Culler, Jonathan - Brook-Roseová, Christine (1995): Interpretácia a nadinterpretácia. Bratislava: Archa, ed. Stefan Collini (orig. Interpretation and Overinterpretation, 1992; přel. Zdeňka Kalnická).
  • O komentáři, o komentátorech : (kolektivní monografie k žánru). Edited by Barbora Osvaldová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2013. 109 s. ISBN 9788024622378.
  • BLAŽEJOVSKÁ, Alena. Rozhovory o interview. Edited by Barbora Osvaldová - Radim Kopáč. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2009. 166 s. ISBN 9788024616186.
  • Blažíček, P.: Kritika a interpretace. Praha: Triáda, 2002.
  • Haman. Aleš: Nástin dějin české literární kritiky. Jinočany: H & H, 2000.
  • BECH-KARLSEN, Jo. Být přitom : reportáž jako žánr a metoda. 1. vyd. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1991. 208 s. ISBN 8271470949.
  • O reportáži, o reportérech. Edited by Barbora Osvaldová - Radim Kopáč - Alice Němcová Tejkalová. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2010. 130 s. ISBN 9788024617817.
  • STANDRING, Suzette Martinez. The art of column writing: insider secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Hufflington, Peter Hamill an other great kolumnists. Oak Park : Marion Steet Press, 2008. 200 s. ISBN 9781933338262.
Teaching methods
Lecture is focused on genre explanation, seminar is focused on the usage of genres, the critical reflection of current journalism and assignment evaluation. Simulated practical learning from doing. Mentoring from experts. Creating a media product.
Assessment methods
Written assignments.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2020, recent)
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