TJU Syllabus for News Coverage

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Code:

2111231

Title:

News Coverage

Semester Hours:

16

Credits:

1

Semester Hour Structure

Lecture£º14    Computer Lab£º    Experiment£º    Practice£º 2  

Practice (Week)£º

Offered by:

School of Liberal Arts and Law

Date:

2011

for:

Chinese Language and Literature, Journalism, Law, English and other professional

Prerequisite:

Introduction to Media Literacy, Introduction to Journalism

 

1. Objective

News Coverage is an elective course for students major in Chinese Language and Literature.

News Coverage is the core component of business journalism. News coverage is on the frontier of business journalism and it is the basis for news writing, editing and comment. Through the study of news coverage, students are taught the basic knowledge of news reporting, including news gathering, training and other relevant abilities. They are trained to operating the interviews by searching for topics, planning the interview, on-site press, questioning, and recording.

2. Course Description

News Coverage requires students to have the following abilities:

Know the definition of interview and the basic ways to carry on it. Know the status of interviews in the news reporting process, and understand the basic tasks and basic characteristics of news reporting. Get to comprehend the standards for news topics choosing, the operating process, the analysis of the interviewer, the principles for interviewing, the methods of asking questions, the record and the verification of interviews.

3. Topics

Chapter I Overview of news gathering

Section I Definition of news gathering

Section II The form of news gathering

Section III News gathering tasks

Chapter II Topic choosing and planning for news coverage

Section I Getting the news clues

Section II Determination of news topics

Section III Planning and preparation of interviewing

Chapter III Observation of the news coverage

Section I Several news sites

Section II What to observe on the news site

Chapter IV Asking questions and recording

Section I First problem setting

Section II Problem types, levels and order

Section III News gathering and verification of records

Chapter V Interviewing Practice

4. Semester Hour Structure

Topics

Lecture

Computer Lab.

Experiment

Practice

Practice (Week)

Chapter I Overview of news gathering

3

 

 

 

 

Chapter II Topic choosing and planning

4

 

 

 

 

Chapter III Observation of the news coverage

4

 

 

 

 

Chapter IV Asking questions and recording

3

 

 

 

 

Chapter V Interviewing Practice

 

 

 

2

 

Sum:

14

 

 

2

 

5. Grading

Paper: Interview planning and experiences

6. Text-Book & Additional Readings

"News interview, tutorial," Zhang Zheng, China Renmin University Press, 2008

Main Reference:

"News interview study", blue-Wen, the Chinese People's University Press, 2000

"News gathering Tutorial", Li Lingling, Zhengzhou University Press, 2008

"Modern news gathering Tutorial", a high beam, China Radio and Television Press, 2008

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