News and journalism

Course Code :1100PSWJNP
Study domain:Communication Studies
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Steve Paulussen

3. Course contents *

This course examines the journalistic processes of newsgathering and news production. Students are introduced to the literature on the 'sociology of journalism'.

The first part of the course focuses on theories of gatekeeping, news selection, journalistic objectivity, framing and agendasetting.

The second part of the course places journalism in its political, economic, cultural and technological context.