|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||International Master's Program in International Communication Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Communication Studies, Second Year|
|Course Name||News Reporting and Writing|
Weekly classroom hours: 3
Week 1: Introduction to international news media
Week 2: Types of news stories; dissection of a news website
Week 3: Selection of local stories for international news media (1)
Week 4: Story selection (2)
Week 5: Live sources for interviews
Week 6: Use of documents as news sources
Week 7: Interview techniques
Week 8: Note taking and interview practice
Week 9: Mid-term project due (your story, your interviews)
Week 10: Coordination with photographers, videographers
Week 11: Editors and lawyers
Week 12: News writing (format)
Week 13: News writing (style)
Week 14: News writing (in-class practice)
Week 15: Broadcast and Internet newswriting
Week 16: State of the industry (ownership shifts, converging media types, multi-talented employees)
Week 17: International journalism job market
Week 18: Final projects due (Final story written from interview notes)
Lectures emphasizing practical skills, Q&A among students, in-class exercises, possible guest speaker (photographer or videographer), homework and quizzes aimed at mastering skills taught in class.
40% final project
Each student will draw on the lessons of this class to write a news article, from topic selection through the interview and information gathering process to a completed piece that would be acceptable in mainstream English-language international text media. This project will start early in the semester and be completed in steps through the final week.
30% in-class quizzes
Weekly quizzes will cover story selection, press release analysis, source identification and writing articles for text media.
Come to class, answer questions from the instructor or any guest speakers, add comments and insights to class discussions, participate in role-play interviews and in-class writing exercises.
|Textbook & Reference|
There is no set textbook for this subject. News articles, press releases and other material will be distributed in class (or found online) for teaching purposes.
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