Students will be able to:
1. Understand the concept and practice of online journalism
2. To deal critically with the changes in journalism associated with the Internet
3. To understand the changes in the production, content and use / consumption of news media
4. To critically apprehend the significant changes in the economics of online media.
5. To define concepts and practices of online journalism; understand and use terms such as hypertext, convergence, social media, crowdsourced journalism, 'produsers' etc.
6. To critically understand their role as journalists in the new media landscape.
7. Use all the basic internet tools and services.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course consists of two parts: theoretical and laboratory. The theoretical course is taught two hours a week while the laboratory course includes 12 two-hour laboratory courses. Theory: The object of the course is the new forms of journalism in general and the relationship between new technologies and journalism. Starting from theoretical approaches, the course examines the ways in which modern, technologically advanced, societies have changed and the impact of these changes in the field of media and communications. More particularly it is concerned with the Internet and the new developments to which it is linked (political, social, cultural and economic). It discusses the new forms taken by the profession of journalism; the digital/online contents; the audience / users of online journalism. The ways in which the journalistic code of ethics is changing; new research directions in the field, and finally, new developments associated with social media and their impact on the practice of journalism. Laboratory part: The laboratory section includes the following topics: Searching for information on the Internet, sending information technologies (RSS-XML), Blogs, Websites, Interactive Websites, Webcasting. These modules include a small theoretical part and extensive practical application in the computer lab.