TJU Syllabus for Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to Journalism is a required course for students major in Chinese Language and Literature.
Introduction to Journalism is a core component of journalism. It mainly introduces news, news clients, journalists and other basic principles and knowledge regarding journalism. Through this course, students can deepen their understanding of the phenomenon of news and journalism, and can enhance their abilities of the recognition of public information activities, acceptance and criticism.
2. Course Description
Introduction to Journalism requires students to master the following basic content.
The first part mainly explains what news is, and this is the basic principles of the news theory. The second part mainly explains how to do a good work in news reporting and this is the work principles for news theory. The third part mainly discusses what news is for and its relationships with other sectors of society. This is the discipline of journalism activities. The fourth part is to understand the choice of journalists on the basis of the fact that what news is. Getting to understand what kind of news topics are more easily recognized by news agencies, and what kind of news can be recognized by peers, be rewarded and have social influence.
Introduction: journalism theory and information theory
Chapter I News
Section I What is the news?
Section II The occurrence and development of news
Section III News objectivity
Section IV news and other social awareness
Chapter II News value
Section I Basis for the selection of news
Section II Four theories of news value
Section III Five elements of news value
Section IV Realization of News value
Chapter III Freedom of the press
Section I Starting point of the freedom of the press
Section II Meaning of the freedom of the press
Section III Source of the ideas
Section IV Failure of views market
Section V From views market to public forum
Section VI Press freedom and its social responsibility
Chapter IV News survey
4. Semester Hour Structure
Regular Grade: 20%,
Final score: 80%, the examination
6. Text-Book & Additional Readings
Zheng Baowei: "New information theory," the Chinese People's University Press, 2007
He Zihua: "News Theory Course" (revised edition), Higher Education Press, 2008
Lei YueJie: "Information theory", Beijing Broadcasting Institute Press, 1997