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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Anna Peipiņa, Anna Peipiņa
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Communication Science
Branch of science:Communication Sciences


The aim of the course is to create students’ understanding of the causes of formation, essence and significance of news journalism in the work of various media. The course introduces the basic principles of news writing and gives an insight into the role of news in the mass media and the functions and role of news journalism in society.


Completed course Introduction to Journalism.

Learning outcomes


On the essence of news journalism, news values, news topics, principles of ethics and professionalism in news journalism, news structures, characteristics of news, and their writing stages in various media.


Ability to write news articles of different types, topics, and structures; skills to evaluate the quality, truthfulness, neutrality, comprehensiveness of news; skills to assess whether reality is not stereotyped at the time of writing the news, or whether the journalist is not prejudiced and biased.


The study course provides the basic skills of news writing, trains the ability to select the most important information, to write accurately, objectively, clearly, and concisely.
It develops the ability to structure information, to evaluate its significance, objectivity, and accuracy, forming the basis for work in news journalism in various media. The course deals with the most relevant news topics, working with news sources, and impact factors of news in the context of the world as reflected by mass media and the actual events.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Journalism, ZR2Bachelor’sRequiredAlise Sņegireva