Instructor: Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou
The course explores the new forms of journalism in the digital era, making use of all available information and communication technologies. It further focuses on the political, social, economic and cultural shifts that impact on the role of journalism in contemporary society. At the same time, the course aims to introduce the students to the techniques of journalism in digital media and offer the necessary conceptual and practical tools to understand the rapid changes in the field.
- Understanding of the concept and the practices of web journalism.
- Awareness of the practice of journalism and news forms in the digital world.
- Understand the audience characteristics for online news.
- Understand the new financial and business standards for online media.
- Analyze critically the changes that the internet has introduced to journalism
- Define the core concepts of web journalism
- Write web articles following professional standards for style, structure, linking and search optimization
- Build on information-gathering with advanced web tools
Lectures, workshops, group work, in-class presentations, literature study, written assignments.
|Type of work||Description||Hours|
|Lectures||Thirteen 3-hours lectures||39|
|Group work||Organization and coordination of group work||20-25|
|Independent study||Study of compulsory and optional literature||40-45|
|Written assignments-Presentations||Written assignments
|Type of assessment||Learning outcome||Impact on final grade||Date of assessment|
|Participation in group work and discussion||1-2||20%||Regularly|
|Presentation of written assignment||1-2||20%||8th-12th week|
|Written assignments (short)||3-4||30%||5th-8th week|
|Written assignment (essay)||1-4||30%||12th week|
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Boczkowski, P. J. (2004). Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Bradshaw, P. (2011). The Online Journalism Handbook: Skills to survive and thrive in the digital age. Longman
Deuze, M. (2003). ‘The web and its journalisms: considering the consequences of different types of newsmedia online’, New Media and Society, Vol 5(2), 203-230
Hall, J. (2001) Online Journalism: A Critical Primer. London: Pluto
Hermida, Alfred (2010). “From TV to Twitter: How ambient news became ambient journalism.” M/C Journal, 13 (2) May 2010
Hermida, Alfred (2010). “Twittering the news: The emergence of ambient journalism.” Journalism Practice, 4 (3), 297-308 (first published online 11 March 2010)
Jones J., and Salter, L. (2011). Digital Journalism. London: Sage
Pavlik, J. v. (2001). Journalism and New Media. NY: Columbia University Press
Picard, Robert G.(2000). Changing Business Models of Online Content Services – Their Implications for Multimedia and other Content Producers, The International Journal on Media Management, Vol. 2 (2) http://www.mediajournal.org/modules/pub/view.php/mediajournal-52
Spyridou, Lia-Paschalia & Andreas Veglis (May 2008). ‘Exploring Structural Interactivity in Online Newspapers: A Look at the Greek Web Landscape’, First Monday, 13(5) http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2164/1960
Spyridou, Lia-Paschalia & Andreas Veglis (February 2008). ‘The Contribution of Online News Consumption to Critical-Reflective Journalism Professionals’, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, vol. 9(1), pp. 52-75