|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to SCQF 10 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To enable students to critically examine the work of journalists and the news media. To develop practical skills in journalistic research, news, feature and online writing.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
The module seeks to examine the relationship between the ideas of the free or democratic press and the practices of journalism. Content will include: regulation; ethics; database searching; developing news, feature and writing for new media, investigative research design; information gathering strategies; freelancing; participant and non-participant observation; advanced interviewing; journalistic case studies; ethics; characteristics of news and investigative journalists; editorial management; professionalism; advanced news gathering; news sense and news values.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
This is a lecture based course that is supplemented by tutorial, laboratory and seminar sessions. Students are expected to prepare for seminars and contribute to discussion of topics. Reading around the subject is required. Where possible, practitioners may be invited to deliver practical sessions.
Component 1 is an individual essay
Component 2 is an individual news project and self reflective essay