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History of Journalism

  • Course Code :
    PMM 203
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Political Mass Media

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Area of Study :

This course treats the socio-historical, cultural and political context of media. It explores the origins of human communication. It also analyzes the origins and the evolution of principal languages and technics of communication since antiquity. The course touches on the development of press and the evolution of journalism until the 20th century. Course Goals: • Explain the role of print media and its function in society. • Analyze the developments in the role of journalists. • Provide knowledge of the social, cultural, political and economic contexts on print media development. Demonstrate the historical context that forms the role of local and global media.

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History of Journalism

This course treats the socio-historical, cultural and political context of media. It explores the origins of human communication. It also analyzes the origins and the evolution of principal languages and technics of communication since antiquity. The course touches on the development of press and the evolution of journalism until the 20th century.

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History of Journalism

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Recall the history of journalism.
2- Identify diverse groups in a global society in relationship to journalism.
3- Describe the evolving role of the journalist.
4- Identify the development in news story formats.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze how print journalism came to value fact over fiction in reportage.
2- Evaluate the impact of new media on the print media industry.
3- Compare the development of print media systems in different countries.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply research techniques for rating the effect of print media on readers.
2- Illustrate the effect of global print media on the public.
3- Demonstrate the effect of social, cultural, political and economic contexts on print media development

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Use computers and the Internet.
2- Work in a team environment.
3- Translate to and from other languages.
4- Apply practical and professional problem solving.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction and syllabus 3 1
Development of Soft News 3 1
Developments in the role of a journalist 3 1
Presentations - Revision 3 1
Final Exam 1
Development of the Newspaper From Yellow Journalism to responsible journalism 3 1
Unifying and decentering in modern journalism 3 1
Witness-ambassador - Stunt Journalism - Early years of Liberation 3 1
Global case studies 6 2
Midterm Exam 1
New Media and Journalism 6 2
From the facts to the intimacy of violence 3 1
Newspaper and Magazine Industries 3 1

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Data show and computer in lectures
Lectures by instructor
Tutorials by assistant
Screening of videos
Group discussions

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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History of Journalism

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Media Of Mass Communication John Vivian Pearson

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