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Journalism and Society
Media and Democracy : the Fourth Estate, Freedom of Expression, Article 19 of the
Constitution of India
Media Consumption and News Production; Audience, Readerships, Markets
Forms of Journalism: News, Features, Opinions, Yellow, Tabloid, Penny Press, Page 3.
Changing Practices: New/Alternative Media, Speed, Circulation,
Principles of Journalism
Social Responsibility and Ethics
Positioning, Accuracy, Objectivity, Verification, Balance and Fairness
Defining Spot/Action, Statement/Opinion, Identification/Attribution
News vs Opinion, Hoaxes
The News Process: from the event to the reader
News: Meaning, Definition, Nature
Space, Time, Brevity, Deadlines
Five W and H, Inverted Pyramid
Sources of News, Use of Archives, Use of Internet etc.
Language and Narrative of News
Constructing the Story: Selecting for News, Quoting in Context, Positioning
Denials, transitions, Credit Line, Byline, and Dateline.
Styles for Print, Electronic and Online Journalism
Robert Gunning: Principles of Clear Writing,
Rudolf Flesch’s Formula- Skills to Write News
Adams, Sally, Gilbert, Harriett, Hicks, Wynford. Writing for Journalists, Routledge, London, 2008.
Bull, Andy. Essential Guide to Careers in Journalism, Sage, London, 2007.
Bruce D. Itule and Douglas A. Anderson, News Writing and Reporting for Today’s Media, McGraw Hill Publication.
Flemming, Carole and Hemmingway, Emma, An Introduction to Journalism, Sage, London, 2005.
Franklin, Bob, Hamer, Martin, Hanna, Mark, Kinsey, Marie, Richardson,
John E.: Key Concepts in Journalism Studies, Sage, London, 2005.
Harcup, Tony. Journalism Principles and Practice, Sage, London, 2009.
King, Graham. Collins Improve Your Writing Skills, Collins, London, 2009.
Schudson, Michael: 2011, Sociology of News, W.W. Norton, New York,
Schwartz, Jerry: 2002, Associated Press Reporting Handbook, McGraw-Hill, New York,
Smith, Jon: 2007, Essential Reporting, Sage, London,
Truss, Lynne: 2003, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Profile Books, London.
Watson, Don: 2003, Gobbledygook, Atlantic Books, London,
Willis, Jim: 2010, The Mind of a Journalist, Sage, London.
Practice: Students will give presentation on Opinion with example
What is Opinion Journalism? What Does Opinion Journalism Mean? Opinion Journalism Meaning
Opinion Journalism and the Politics of Language
Practice: Newspaper Terminology or Glossary of Newspaper Terms
Glossary of Newspaper Terms
Project: Students will give a presentation on News Sources and their impact on news media.
Sources of news: Internet
News and Internet
Project: Students will submit news using different sources
Constructing the Story
How do you find news stories? - BBC Young Reporter
Constructing the Story: Selecting for News
How to find a great news story
Practice: Students will work on a news story and try to identify how newspapers select the story and constructing the story on the following criteria -
1. Selecting for News,
2. Quoting in Context,
3. Positioning, and try to find the ideology of the newspaper
Project: Students will give a presentation on News Pattern and Newspaper: An Empirical Study
Online Journalism - Trends, Characteristics and Future
Practice: Students will submit news writing in a different format
Gunning Fog Formula for effective writing
Project: Students will submit an assignment on news writing
Practice: Students give a presentation on Robert Gunning formula
Project: Students will submit an assignment on how Journalism affect our Society and social responsibilities of Journalism
Practice: Students will submit an assignment on the topic of Journalism in India: Responsibilities and Current Scenario
Project: Students will submit an assignment on a comparative study on different pages in the newspaper
Dr. Mohammad Aamir Pasha is working as Assistant Professor in the School of Media & Communication, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi Campus, Odisha. He has completed M.Phil. from MGAHV, Wardha, Maharashtra, and Ph. D. from Central University of Odisha, India. He has awarded with JRF-MANF Fellowship from Govt. of India for pursuing Ph. […]