Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
News Production and Culture MCS 518 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language İngilizce
Course Level Yüksek Lisans
Course Type Seçmeli
Course Coordinator EKMEL GEÇER
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Course Category Alanına Uygun Öğretim
Course Objective

to provide students with a thorough understanding of how news media differ around the world; * to provide students with knowledge of the major explanatory and normative theories of the news; * to equip students with the research methodologies needed for comparative media research, including analysis of official political and economic data, ethnography, in-depth interviewing, and content analysis; * to help students gain greater critical perspective on the way journalism is practiced in their own countries, and thus to appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of other media systems, vis-à-vis various democratic normative ends

Course Content

How does journalism differ around the world? And to the extent that it does, why? Beyond the personal idiosyncrasies of individual journalists and media owners, which factors play the greatest role in shaping “national news cultures”: professional values and traditions, level and type of commercialism, government regulations, bureaucratic pressures or organizational dynamics, and/or audiences? Too much of our media criticism proceeds from hunches and assumptions, rather than real evidence, for the simple reason that it limits itself to a single national context (and often a single time period). Adequately sorting out the factors that shape our media environment can best be accomplished via comparative research. This course offers a conceptual roadmap to such a project as well as a close empirical look at the news media in a variety of national contexts. In addition to analyzing the factors that structure news media systems and the roles that media play in democratic societies, the course incorporates (1) a survey of research methods appropriate for comparative investigations; and (2) national and comparative case studies.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 to provide students with knowledge of the major explanatory and normative theories of the news Anlatım, Soru-Cevap, Tartışma, Alıştırma ve Uygulama, Sınav , Sözlü Sınav, Ödev, Proje / Tasarım,
2 to equip students with the research methodologies needed for comparative media research Anlatım, Soru-Cevap, Tartışma, Sınav , Sözlü Sınav, Ödev,
3 to provide students with a thorough understanding of how news media differ around the world Anlatım, Soru-Cevap, Tartışma, Alıştırma ve Uygulama, Sınav , Sözlü Sınav, Ödev, Proje / Tasarım,
4 to help students gain greater critical perspective on the way journalism is practiced in their own countries Anlatım, Soru-Cevap, Tartışma, Sınav , Sözlü Sınav, Ödev,
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Course Resources

New production and Culture (Stuart Allan)

C. Edwin Baker. 2006. Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. W. Lance Bennett, Regina G. Lawrence, and Steven Livingston. 2007. When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Rodney Benson and Erik Neveu, eds. 2005. Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field. Cambridge: Polity. Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini. 2004. Comparing Media Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ulf Hannerz. 2004. Foreign News: Exploring the World of Foreign Correspondents. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Sallie Hughes. 2006. Newsrooms in Conflict: Journalism and the Democratization of Mexico. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Pres

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Total Workload 0
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 0
dersAKTSKredisi 6