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Journalism and Print Media - Revised

Learn about the history of newspapers and magazines, the role of journalists and other staff and the influence of business and politics.

Media and Journalism
Free Course
Do you like reading newspapers and magazines? In this free online course learn about the history of newspapers and magazines, and the role of journalists and other staff and their influence on business and politics. Start learning with this short course today, and bring your journalistic skills to the next level.

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Certification

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Description

In this course you will study the history of the newspaper, from the 16th to the 20th centuries. You will see how the printing press revolutionized mass media, enabling the dissemination of political, economic and current affairs information to people of all classes. You will learn how publishers such as Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst successfully 'dumbed down' news, using sensationalism and tabloid formats.

You will learn about the decline in print journalism and readership, as a result of alternative media, such as radio, television and the Internet. Many independent news organisations have closed down or have been subsumed by large corporate interests. Consequently many journalists and content creators have made the transition to online publishing. You will explore different styles of journalism: objective, interpretive, literary, precision, advocacy, consensus and conflict.

In addition, you will learn about the history and development of magazines, as a vehicle for journalism and mass communication; how different types of magazines have brought news, entertainment, literature and photography to different audiences. Also in this course, you will learn about factors that influence what content is published and how, i.e. issues regarding editors, advertising and regulation.

In this free online course learn about the history of newspapers and magazines, and the role of journalists and other staff and their influence on business and politics. These lessons will be of great benefit to media professionals, and to any student who would like to learn more about the skills required for working as a professional journalist. So, check out the course today, and bring your journalistic skills to the next level.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Outline the evolution and development of print media.
  • Examine how blogs are impacting traditional print media outlets.
  • Explain the different print journalism styles.
  • Discuss the factors associated with the decline in print news readership.
  • Discuss the different types of magazines and their audiences.
  • List and explain some specialist type magazines.
  • Describe how advertisers can influence a magazine's content.
  • Describe the activities involved in newsroom editing.
  • Explain the functions of different types of editors.
  • Define editorial bias and be able to give examples.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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