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Journalism and Print Media Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online course Journalism and Print Media introduces you to the editorial and journalistic practices used in gathering and publishing news articles for print media.

    The course begins by introducing the history and development of print media with a focus on newspapers and their impact as mass media. You will learn about the different factors affecting newspaper circulation and profitability, and how modern media organizations are combating this with newspaper ownership chains and Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs). You will learn how a decline in readership can be traced to competition with blogs and online newspapers. The course also describes different journalism styles such as objective journalism, interpretive journalism, and literary journalism, and how they influence reporting styles.

    Next, you will learn about the different magazine types and the developmental history of the magazine industry. You will learn about the specialization of different magazine publications, how they target certain population demographics and how they influence popular trends and culture. Also covered is the way magazine publications dictate not only which articles and stories get published but also how they are presented.

    Finally, you are introduced to the role editors play in the print media industry, the different types of editor and their function in the newsroom. You will learn about editorial manipulation and its impact on the functioning of a fair and just society. You will learn about editorial bias which is the suppression or distortion of important facts, and how it should be fought by media organizations through a process of checks and balances. The function of producers and sub-editors in the newsroom is also explored.

    This course will be of great interest to journalists and publishing professionals who want to develop their understanding of the print media industry and how they can develop the skills needed to research, prepare and publish news articles.

  • After completing this course you will be able to:
    - Discuss the development and evolution of print media;
    - Explain how blogs are affecting print media;
    - List the different journalism styles;
    - Explain what factors are related to readership decline;
    - Identify the different magazine types;
    - List the types of magazine specialization;
    - Explain how advertisers influence magazines;
    - Define what is meant by an editorial slant;
    - Explain the use of an online presence by magazines;
    - Describe the function of newsroom editing;
    - List the different types of editor;
    - Explain editorial bias;
    - Identify the four main difficulties in keeping distance from politicians;
    - Define the role of a sub-editor.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 4 )
  • JOURNALISM AND PRINT MEDIA
  • Module 1: Newspaper Journalism
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Newspaper Journalism
    • Factors Affecting Newspapers
    • Types of Newspaper Journalism
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Magazine Journalism
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Types of Magazines
    • Magazine Publications
    • Magazines and Control of Information
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Editing and Producing
    • Learning Outcomes
    • The Role of Editors
    • Editorial Manipulation
    • Producers, Sub-editors and Bias
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 4: Journalism and Print Media Assessment
    • Journalism and Print Media Assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: Newspaper Journalism
This module first introduces the history and development of print media with a focus on newspapers and their impact as mass media. You will also learn about the different factors which are affecting newspapers, from newspaper ownership chains to Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) and also how a decline in readership can be traced to competition with blogs and online newspapers. The module also describes different journalism styles such as objective journalism, interpretive journalism, literary journalism and how they influence reporting styles.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: Magazine Journalism
In this module you will learn you will learn about the different types of magazine publications as well as the development and history of the magazine industry. You will also learn about the different magazine publications influence trends and popular culture, as well as target certain population demographics.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 3: Editing and Producing
Module 3 explains the role of editors in the print media industry, as well as the different types of editors and their function in the newsroom. You will also learn about editorial manipulation and its impact on the functioning of a fair and just society. The relationship between the media and politics is also explained as well as the use of political information. The function of producers and sub-editors is also explored.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 4: Journalism and Print Media Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Advance Learning Academy

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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