Methods and Genres of Journalism (KSK_196)
Within the scope of the course students should learn theoretical and practical knowledge about information collection methods and genres in journalism, as well as build and train their skill to use the knowledge in creating journalistic texts, audio and video works.
In order to foster understanding of establishment and development of journalism as a profession in Latvia, genres of different journalism schools and different media will be analysed in the course of studies, thus mastering an analytically critical approach. Students will evaluate not only their own and their colleagues’ independent works, but also examples from Latvian press practice.
Courses mastered: “Introduction to journalism”, “News journalism”.
About the development of genres of journalism.
About peculiarities, types, formats of genres of journalism.
About transformation of genres of journalism.
About critical thinking in journalism.
About intergenre formats.
Skill to create different types of interviews.
Skill to create different types of descriptions.
Skill to create analytical and commenting genre materials in journalism.
Skill to adapt the work of each genre to specific media formats.
Skill to structure information: headings, leads and other elements characterising each genre.
To recognise the nature of information and to arrange according to the corresponding genre.
To evaluate quality criteria of each genre in own and other media performance.
To evaluate problems and requirements of professional ethics of different genres.
To create works of specific genre for specific media formats.