English for Journalism

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to produce English texts for journalistic purposes, such as news reports, interviews, features, and editorials.
To reach the objective, participants will be exposed to real examples of such journalistic products and be guided step-by-step to create their own.

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION

Weeks 1 – 8: News Reports

  • What makes news
  • News language
  • Types of News: Press Conferences, Eye-witness, Speech
  • Structure of News Reports
  • Sourcing the News

Weeks 9 – 10: Interviews

  • Doing an Interview
  • Reporting an Interview

Weeks 11 – 13: Features

  • Differences between News & Features
  • Categories of Features
  • Structure of Features
  • Language Styles of Features

Weeks 14 – 15: Editorials

  • Structure of Editorials
  • Register of Editorials
  • Extending Recommendations

Week 16: Final Project

  • Complete Bulletin

ASSIGNMENTS & ASSESSMENTS
1. News Reports 25%
2. Interviews 25%
3. Features 10%
4. Editorials 15%
5. Complete Bulletin 25%

MAIN READINGS
Keeble, R. (2006). The newspapers handbook (4th Ed.). New York: Routledge
Pape, S., & Featherstone, S. (2005). Newspaper journalism: A practical Introduction. London: SAGE Publications

CONTACTS
Agus D. Priyanto
agusdepe@gmail.com

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