News Culture

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    News Culture

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Communications, Journalism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    WP 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing
    WP 1111 Integrated Academic Writing and Ethics
    WP 1212 Academic Writing and Research
    CN 2301 - Contemporary Mass Communications
    CS 1070 - Introduction to Information Systems 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION: 
    Critical analysis of the complex processes of news journalism through the examination of how news is collected, processed, communicated and perceived.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course will provide a broad and synthetic understanding of the history and development of national and international news culture. Emphasis will be on the evidence stemming from the academic research on world news organizations and professionals and the embedded social, cultural and professional factors that shape news information.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate awareness of the critical approaches to understanding the culture of news journalism in both historical and contemporary contexts, and of the uses and implications of these approaches.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the diverse concepts, competencies, and professional roles related to journalism.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of the dynamics of news professional discourses in shaping culture and social attitudes.
    4. Analyse and apply critical arguments and positions related to news journalism theory and practice. 
     5. Carry out original research for essays.

    TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY: 
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    - Class lectures, class discussions, class quizzes and video screenings.
    - Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions, go over lecture material as well get feedback vis-à-vis the progress of their projects.
    - Use of a Blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, announcements, and additional resources.