Introduction in Journalism
The Course is dedicated to introducing the journalism to students and is focused on the development of some logical, analytical and investigative abilities, necessary for journalists in informing the public and reflecting the realities from the society. The Course is structured on six themes that will help students to understand better the functions of mass-media in a democratic society, what it is a news and where it begins from, and its characteristics.
At the same time, the Course contains notions about the methods and techniques of information collection and the coverage angle of the mass-media subjects. The students will have the possibility to discuss about objectivity, impartiality and equidistance; and will find out which are the factors influencing the reflection of subjects in mass-media with a stress on the on-line publications. A special attention is paid to sources and working with them. The course ends with a written assignment that will comprise all the subjects learned during three days beginning with the subject identification, angle of coverage and informational sources.
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