Media and Journalism (ETI201) Course Details

Course Name: Media and Journalism
Code: ETI201
Pre-requisite Course(s):
Objective: It is an indisputable fact that the profession of journalism employs a highly specialized language that is dictated by the limitations of the chosen media (newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, or internet) as well as the content of the news. The course aims to raise the students’ awareness as to the specifics of journalistic language and deeply rooted conventions both in Turkish and English. The students are expected to identify various segments of the news correctly, and to be able to produce them accordingly. Here are a few topics that are covered by the course: Inverted pyramid structure, headline grammar and vocabulary, writing effective leads using 5W1H rule, journalistic terminology, and text versus image in media. In this course, simple translation practice may also be incorporated into the content.
Content: The concept, importance and subject matters of media and journalism; inverted pyramid structure; headline grammar and vocabulary; writing effective leads using 5W1H rule; journalistic terminology; text versus image in media.
Term: Autumn
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
Course File: Course File