Communication and Media Studies

Alternative Media and Human-Rights Journalism(COM255)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
COM255 Alternative Media and Human-Rights Journalism 3 3 3 3 3 3
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Ceren SÖZERİ cerensozeri@gmail.com (Email)
Assistant
Objective In this course, it is aimed that students learn about alternative media opportunities that cannot find a place in the mainstream media, and to adopt requirements of journalism that respects gender, racial, cultural and religious differences which can mostly be discussed in the alternative media.
Content Week 1: Participative Democratic Media Model

Week 2: Alternative-Radikal Media Concepts

Week 3: Anti-Mainstream-Alternative Media

Week 4: The Development of Civic Society and Media’s Role

Week 5: Community Communication-Community Radios

Week 6: The Organiation and Sustainability of Alternative Media

Week 7: Mid-Term

Week 8: Human Rights and Media

Week 9: Regulations Against Discrimination

Week 10: The Violations Of Children Rights in the Media

Week 11: Hate Crimes in the Media and Hate Discourse

Week 12:Discrimination Against Women in the Media and Representations (mis-ripresentations) of Women

Week 13: The Relation between Civic Journalism and Rights Journalism

Week 14: Are the New Technologies a Chance For Alternative Media
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, the student shall:

-Learn about alternative media opportunities which stand with the a liberalizing and participating attitude against traditional media that continually globalises and loses its polyphony in national markets,

-Learn about the facilities provided by technology for alternative media,

-Learn about discriminative attitudes observed frequently in traditional media with examples and be able to develop a critical point of view,

-Learn about how to battle against discrimination in media and the requirements for a journalism that is respects human rights.
Teaching and Learning Methods Participating Conference Method
References Anti-Homofobi Kitabı: Uluslararası Homofobi Karşıtı Buluşma, (haz: Ali Erol), Kaos GL Yayınları, Ankara
Cengiz Alğan – Levent Şensever, Ulusal Basında Nefret Suçları: 10 Yıl, 10 Örnek, İstanbul, Sosyal Değişim Derneği Yayınları, 2010
LGBTT’nin Medyadaki 6 Aylık Seyri Raporu, Kaos Gl, Ankara, 2009.
M.Emre Köksalan, Alternatif Televizyon: Olanaklar ve Uygulamalar, Punto Yayınları, 2010

Serhat Güney, GÜNEY, Serhat, Tüm Yönleriyle Topluluk Radyoları, İstanbul, Punto Yayınları, 2009

Sevda Alankuş, İnsan Hakları Haberciliği, İstanbul, IPS İletişim Vakfı Yayınları, 2007

Sevda Alankuş, Çocuk Odaklı Habercilik, İstanbul, IPS İletişim Vakfı Yayınları, 2007

Sevda Alankuş, Kadın Odaklı Habercilik, İstanbul, IPS İletişim Vakfı Yayınları, 2007

Yasemin İnceoğlu, Dişilik, Güzellik ve Şiddet Sarmalında Kadın ve Bedeni

Yasemin İnceoğlu-Nurdan Akıner(ed),Medya ve Çocuk Rehberi:İletişim Araştırmalar İçin Rehber Kitap, Eğitim Kitabevi, Konya, 2008
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Participative Democratic Media Model
2 Alternative-Radikal Media Concepts
3 Anti-Mainstream-Alternative Media
4 The Development of Civic Society and Media’s Role
5 Community Communication-Community Radios
6 The Organiation and Sustainability of Alternative Media
7 Mid-Term
8 Human Rights and Media
9 Regulations Against Discrimination
10 The Violations Of Children Rights in the Media
11 Hate Crimes in the Media and Hate Discourse
12 Discrimination Against Women in the Media and Representations (mis-ripresentations) of Women
13 The Relation between Civic Journalism and Rights Journalism
14 Are the New Technologies a Chance For Alternative Media
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Toplam 0 0
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 1 20
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 30
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 1 50
Toplam 3 100
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Will have effective written and oral communication skills in Turkish X
2 Will have a thorough knowledge of at least two foreign languages X
3 Will be informed about art and culture, human rights, social, professional and ethical values, law and legislation, quality standards, and will be aware of their responsibility on these subjects X
4 Will have sufficient knowledge about social sciences, professions and sectors in communication and media, innovative and entrepreneurial practices X
5 Will have the ability to use, in an effective and creative way, the techniques and tools and information technologies necessary for interactive and conventional media, in the context of health and safety in the workplace X
6 Will have the ability to develop documentary and fictional content related to their field for interactive and conventional media; also the ability to produce and manage this content in group X
7 Will have the theoretical knowledge and ability to carry out and share scientific work on communication environments and processes of interactive and conventional media and on the individual and social outcomes of the latter X
8 Will have the knowledge of analysis and modelling techniques to analyse interactive and conventional media and the communication environments and processes X
9 Will have the ability to question and critically analyse developments and problems concerning interactive and conventional media and the communication environments and processes, will be aware of the public interest, social responsibility and the environment, will be sensitive to contemporary world’s and Turkey's current problems; will develop a libertarian, democratic, constructive and problem-solving approach X
10 They are familiar with the historical development processes of electronic, digital media and film; and the current developments in these fields
11 They learn sociological, cultural and aesthetic approaches in electronic, digital media and film
12 They learn the political economy of cultural industries, labour and production relations, analysis of marketing and consumption patterns.
13 They learn at a first level how to use the equipment necessary for the production of audio-visual content for TV, radio and digital media and of films in different genres
14 They gain experience in conducting creative activities in electronic, digital media and film; in producing and working in groups
15 They acquire theoretical information in the fields of public relations, advertising, integrated marketing communication and organizational communication
16 They are familiar with the research, planning, implementation and evaluation processes in public relations and advertising; they can create campaigns, present them effectively and write reports
17 They have knowledge of organisational communication, crisis and risk communication, reputation management, media relations, media planning, digital media management, brand management and interpersonal communication. They are able to carry out activities in these areas
18 They use public relations and advertising strategies and tactics appropriate to the specificities of conventional and new media
19 They are aware of legal regulations, ethical codes in public relations and advertising, and they remain faithful to them
20 They are familiar with the different theoretical approaches regarding the social place, role and functions of journalism as a social institution and phenomenon; they are familiar with the process of producing information for conventional and digital media X
21 They are familiar with the structural and technical specificities, management characteristics of conventional/mainstream media, as well as alternative media structures X
22 They are familiar with the new conceptual and theoretical discussions emerging from interactive/digital media in terms of social sciences and humanities X
23 They are familiar with the historical development of journalism in Turkey and in the world; they can analyse it in the context of social and political history X
24 They have the ability to effectively use information technology, printing and publishing techniques; to write a press article using data collected on the web and on social media, to visualize this data and to publish it X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 1 14
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 76
Total Workload / 25 3,04
Credits ECTS 3
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