ZURb1112 Journalistic practice

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/40. 20 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jaroslav Čuřík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jaroslav Čuřík, 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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! ZUR144a Journalistic practice &&! NOW ( ZUR144a Journalistic practice )&&( ZUR109 STISK - practice medium || ZURb1111 Practice medium )
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
Course objectives
The course provides students with a significant opportunity to connect the previous theoretical courses and practically oriented seminars organised by the Department with the actual practice in real conditions. The three-month internship in the media field (editorial boards of newspapers, Internet news portals, radio and television) aims to familiarise students with everyday work in the selected profession. The complexity of the course is based on the requirements of the application sphere, as elaborated in the market analysis.
Learning outcomes
The students will become aware of everyday functioning of the specific editorial board, studio so that they could test their own skills and competences for performing the profession. Another aim is to allow the students to become “independent”, being able not only to fulfil the assigned task but also to come up with their own ideas. In case, the course output will be author's news reporting and journalist materials published in the media where the students perform their internships. In the course of the internship, the students will acquire detailed knowledge of the daily work routine in the specific organisation, learning to work “inside” the institution and in the field (provided that it is included in the institution's work). On the theoretical level, the students will gain, according to the institution's character, appropriate knowledge of not only the organisation itself, but also the functioning of companies, public administration, local authorities, and other public bodies and organisations at least on the district level. At the end of the internship, the student will be able to manage, without any serious difficulties, the complete work on the level of the given function within the specific institution. The course participants will gain and deepen not only practical skills and routine procedures, but their knowledge will also grow to another qualitative level with the help of reflection and confronting the theory and practice, which will significantly extend and enhance the possibilities of finding a vacancy after graduation and will substantially increase their competitiveness in comparison with those students who have not completed a similar cycle, linking the theory and practice (over an extended period of three months of everyday work in media. In the seminar, students will thus learn to compare their own and other students' practical knowledge with what they have learned in different courses and draw appropriate conclusions based o such comparison. With the help of reflecting one's own experience and confronting the theory and practice, students' knowledge will rise to another qualitative level, which will substantially extend and support their possibility to find a vacancy after graduation and will significantly increase their competitiveness in comparison with those students who have not completed a similar cycle, linking the theory and practice.
Syllabus
  • 1. Under the guarantor's management (employee of the organisation where the student will perform the internship), the student will familiarise in detail with everyday editorial, agency or company routine, with the institution's work, as well as with the activities performed within the function in which the student will be trained. 2. Managing not only routine content and organisational affairs, but also technical knowledge and processes in the given organisation. 3. Gradual fulfilment of not only assigned tasks but also (following an agreement with the internship guarantor) realisation of one's own ideas. 4. Gradual managing of independent work not only within the organisation but also in the field (e.g. participating in press conferences, etc.). 5. Final evaluation of student's work by the guarantor and possible guarantor's recommendations for improving student's work in the future. Note: The internship may be performed only in the institution which will oblige to provide the student with the necessary conditions, i.e. a workplace, computer, etc., and will cover the expenses when the student is asked to work outside the office. In case of an institution with which the Department or the Faculty has not concluded a general agreement on internship performance, the student is required to arrange everything individually following a preliminary agreement with the lecturer. In such case, the institution must oblige to provide the internship in the required extent and quality, to allow the lecturer's “inspection”, and after completing the internship, to submit to the lecture written evaluation of the internship in the requested scope. Introductory seminar – course organisation and content, setting the main rules and principles to be fulfilled and respected in the course of the internship (a method handbook is used); sharing the experience of those students who completed the internship in previous periods (presentation), and screening a didactic and presentation video recorded in media during previous internships. Mid-course seminar – reflection of students' experience gained so far and confronting it with the theory which was the content of the previously completed courses, as well as the practical courses organised by the Department (presentation of students' essays, presentation of the results of their work, and chaired discussion with the exchange of experience among students working in various institutions). Final seminar– final reflection of students' experience gained in the course of the whole internship and confronting it with the theory which was the content of the previously completed courses, as well as the practical courses organised by the Department (final essays presentation, presentation of final results of their work, and chaired discussion with the exchange of experience among students working in various institutions).
Literature
    required literature
  • BEDNÁŘ, Vojtěch. Internetová publicistika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2011. 210 s. ISBN 9788024734521. info
  • BULL, Andy. Multimedia journalism : a practical guide. Second edition. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. xx, 512. ISBN 9781138792845. info
  • CARROLL, Brian J. Writing for digital media. New York, NY: Routledge, 2010. x, 313. ISBN 9780415992015. info
  • TUŠER, Andrej. Ako sa robia noviny. 4., prepracované vyd. Bratislava: Bratislavská vysoká škola práva, 2010. 288 s. ISBN 9788089447237. info
  • WHEELER, Sharon. Feature writing for journalists. New York, NY: Routledge, 2009. 198 s. ISBN 9780415336352. info
    recommended literature
  • ČUŘÍK, Jaroslav. Zpravodajské žánry v tištěných a online médiích (News coverage genres in print and online media). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 156 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7589-4. URL info
  • ČUŘÍK, Jaroslav. Nové trendy v médiích I : Online a tištěná média (New Trends in Media I : online media and the press). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012. 240 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5825-5. URL info
  • KROUPA, Jiří, Kateřina ŠIMÁČKOVÁ, Pavel MOLEK, Ondřej MORAVEC, Ladislav VYHNÁNEK and Klára RUJBROVÁ. Mediální právo (Media Law). 2. vyd. dotisk. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 248 pp. Edice učebnic PrF MU č. 478. ISBN 978-80-210-4884-3. info
  • LÁBOVÁ, Alena and Filip LÁB. Soumrak fotožurnalismu : manipulace fotografií v digitální éře. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2009. 155 s. ISBN 9788024616476. info
  • OSVALDOVÁ, Barbora. Zpravodajství v médiích. 2., upr. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. 144 s. ISBN 9788024618999. info
  • ROZEHNAL, Aleš. Mediální právo. 2. rozšířené vydání. Pzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2015. 463 stran. ISBN 9788073805494. info
  • ALLAN, Stuart. Online news : journalism and the Internet. 1st pub. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2006. 208 s. ISBN 9780335221226. info
Teaching methods
Professional internship and three seminars with chaired discussion and sharing students' experience (oral presentations with samples of the work done within the course Professional internship, and written essays about the experience submitted in the middle and at the end of the course). Simulated practical learning from doing. Mentoring from experts. Creating a media product. Project oriented learning. Developing teamwork.
Assessment methods
Practical daily work in the selected news editorial boards (newspapers, radio or TV channels, or the Internet) with the daily operation, daily news outputs, and an editorial team. The internship may be completed both in the Czech Republic and abroad. The internship lasts for 12 weeks (usually 8 hours per working day) in the periods determined by or agreed by the lecturer – there are three possible terms: spring, summer (students perform the internship during summer holidays, although formally they register the course in the autumn semester), and autumn. The internship also includes individual consultations. The course may be successfully completed only by those students who submit a sufficient amount of published materials (both quality and quantity are assessed) and submit the guarantor's evaluation (e.g. editor-in-chief or head of department), in which the student's work will be considered at least as satisfactory. Another prerequisite for a successful completion of the course is participating in the seminar (introductory seminar, mid-course seminar, and final seminar). The internship may be recognised (in part or wholly) to those students who work or worked (not more than 5 years ago) for media in the extent corresponding to the above mentioned internship conditions. Three seminars with chaired discussion and sharing students' experience (oral presentations with samples of the work done within the course Professional internship, and written essays about the experience submitted in the middle and at the end of the course). The seminar terms follow the period of the 12-week internship taking place in three terms: spring, summer and autumn.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 3 semináře + 12 týdnů (á 40 hodin) odborné praxe v redakci.
Teacher's information
https://cemep.fss.muni.cz/bakalarske-praxe/odborna-praxe/seznamte-se-s-praxi
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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