Course Outline

Week 1

(June 13-17)

Course Orientation

–       How will the course content be conducted?

Lesson Overview

–       Introduction to Journalism

–       Why study Journalism?

–       Journalism in Democracy

Week 2

(June 20-24)

–       What is Freedom of the Press?

–       Why Campus Journalism?

Responsibilities of the Media

–       A Journalist’s Function

–       The Ethics of Journalism

–       The Philippine Campus Journalism Act of 1991

Intro to Campus Journalism

–       Journalism Defined

–       Types of Journalism

–       The Campus Paper Staff

–       Criteria of a Quality Newspaper

–       Sections of a Newspaper

Week 3

(June 27-July 1)

News Writing

–       Definitions, Characteristics and Elements of a News

–       Types of News Stories

–       News Gathering

–       Pointers in News Gathering

–       Steps in News Writing

–       Basic News Writing Structure

–       L-T-Q-T-Q-T Method

Week 4

(July 4-8)

The News Lead

–       Classifications of News Lead

–       Kinds of Summary Lead

–       Kinds of Grammatical-beginning Lead

Week 5

(July 11-15)

–       Kinds of Novelty Lead

–       Tips on How to Write Effective News Lead

–       Rules in Paragraph Construction in  News Writing

Week 6

(July 18-22)

PRELIM EXAMINATIONS (JULY 20-21,2011)

Week 7

(July 25-29)

Feature Writing

–       Definition and Qualities of Feature Writing

–       Kinds of Feature Stories

–       Elements of a Good Feature Story

–       Steps in Writing Feature Stories

–       Tips on how to write Feature Stories

Week 8

(Aug 1-5)

Sports-News Writing

–       Scope of Sports News Stories

–       Qualities of Sports News Stories

–       Kinds of Sports News

–       Sports News Lead

–       Sports News Gathering

–       Tips on how to write Sports News Stories

Week 9
(Aug 8-12)

Copy Reading and Headline Writing

–       Copy reading Procedures

–       Copy Reading Marks

–       Headline Writing

–       Kinds of Headlines

–       Steps in Headline Writing

–       Unit Counting

Week 10

(Aug 15-19)

MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS (AUG 17-18, 2011)

Week 11

(Aug 22-26)

Photojournalism

–       Functions of Photographs

–       Photo Assignments

–       Pictures with Impact

–       Photo Selection and Lay-out

–       Special Photo Techniques

–       The Caption

Week 12

(Aug 29-Sep 2)

Laying-out

–       Laying-out Principles

Week 13

(Sep 5-9)

The Paper Style Sheet

–       Common Points from the Style Sheet

Week 14

(Sep 12-16)

Organizing a Campus Publication

–       Staff Organization

–       The Student News Bureau

Week 15
(Sep 19-23)

PRE-FINAL EXAMINATIONS (SEP 21-22, 2011)

Week 16
(Sep 26-30)

Printing the News Paper

–       Ditto

–       Mimeograph

–       Letterpress

–       Web 2.0 Technology and Journalism

Week 17

(Oct 3-7)

Campus Journalism at Work

 

Week 18
(Oct 10-16)

Campus Journalism at Work

 

Week 19

(Oct 17-21)

FINAL EXAMINATIONS (OCT  18-19, 2011)

 

 

 

Course Requirements

1. Daily Writing Activities

2. Weekly Written Output

3. Newspaper Articles

4. Dummy Newspaper

5. Newspaper

6. Quizzes, Exercises

7. Oral Participation

8. Major Examinations

 

Grading System

1. Presentations & Communicative Performance          30%

2. Quizzes/Exercises/Daily Writing Activities                   40%

3.  Term Project                                                                    30%

4. Major Examinations

              Prelim Exam                                                                (July 20-21)

              Midterm Exam                                                            (Aug 17-18)

              Semifinal Exam                                                           (Sep 21-22)

              Comprehensive Final Exam                                      (Oct 18-19)

References

Cruz, C-J B. 1997. Advanced campus journalism IV. Rex Bookstore, Inc. Sampaloc, Manila.

Dixit, Kunda. 1997. Dateline earth journalism as if the planet mattered. Kunda Dixit, Pasig City: Anvil Pub. 1v.

Ferguson, D.L. and Patten, J. (1986). Journalism today. National Textbook Company. Chicago, Illinois.

Harcup, T. 2007. The ethical journalist. SAGE Publications, Ltd. London: EC1Y. 1SP.

 

 

 

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