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Radio Journalism

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:20.01.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:KSK_023LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Communication SciencesTarget Audience:Communication Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Sergejs Kruks
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Communication Studies
The Head of Structural Unit:Anda Rožukalne
Contacts:Riga, 16 Dzirciema Street, kfkoatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67409183
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)6Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (count)4Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes8
Total Contact Hours20
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Introduction to journalism.
To teach how to write radio texts of different genres, interview, create reports, edit production, speak into a microphone.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Audio communication. Main directions of development of radio.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Oral language as a radio language. Writing and editing of texts. Types of news shows.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Organs of speech: articulation, diction, breathing. Speaking into a microphone. Types of interviews, interviewing skills. Third dimension.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Writing of a press review and a comment. Shows with involvement of listeners.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Creation of a report (podcast). Collection of information, live/recorded report, arrangement of equipment, location description, environmental sounds.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Radio listening habits. Radio format.Lectures1.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Editing and reading of radio news into a microphone. Writing and reading of a report text into a microphone. Preparation and reading of a press review into a microphone. Preparation of audio productions (report, podcast).
Assessment Criteria:
Four home assignments and an examination form the assessment 20% each.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students classify types of radio shows and formats. Able to characterise and analyse the audience.
Skills:Students write news, press reviews, interviews, video reports, speak into a microphone.
Competencies:Students analyse and evaluate radio shows and radio ratings.
Required Reading
1Kruks, S. Radiožurnālistika. Rīga: Valters un Rapa, 2005. (3., 5.-20. nodaļas).
Additional Reading
1Dubber, Andrew (2013) Radio in the digital. Cambridge: Polity Press.
2Chantler, P., P. Stewart (2009) Essential radio journalism. London: A&C Black.
3Fleming, C. (2002) The Radio handbook. London: Routledge.