Module title: Newsroom Practice and Research

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC10119
Module leader: Diane Maclean
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

To study this module you will need to have achieved level 09 in journalism


Description of module content:

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
In tutorials you will engage in live rolling newsdays in a medium of your choice; either TV, Radio or Online. In teams, you will cover a wide range of topical news (business, politics, court, entertainment, society, sports, etc.). One live rolling news days per group will receive a group assessment, but a further two newsdays will receive formative assessment. The dates for each group will be communicated at the start of term. Attendance is mandatory, both for assessed and non-assessed news days. To provide content for these news days, lectures will provide an insight into newsroom practices and behaviours and their impact on news including news values, newsgathering and the editorial process. Further to the practice elements, this module will prepare you for your Major Project – guidance will be provided by one-to-one tutorials.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of newsroom practices and behaviours including editorial decision processes
LO2: Source current stories and produce them to a professional standard during a news day
LO3: Develop in-depth journalism research skills
LO4: Examine the impact of newsroom practices on news.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - STEVE HILL, S. AND LASHMAR, P. (2013) ONLINE JOURNALISM: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 1st ed.
Core - KOLODZY J. (2006) CONVERGENCE JOURNALISM WRITING AND REPORTING ACROSS THE NEWS MEDIA: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD, 1st ed.
Core - QUINN, S. & FILAK, V. (2014) CONVERGENT JOURNALISM. AN INTRODUCTION: FOCAL PRESS, 2nd ed.
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