Communication and Media Studies

Press Photography (COM208)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
COM208 Press Photography 4 2 2 2 2 3
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Kayıhan GÜVEN narhanim@hotmail.com (Email)
Assistant
Objective The objective of this course is to show that press photography has
not lost its importance today and has an important mission for the
survival of democratic life; to define and to maintain its importance.
Content Week 1. A brief history of press photography with examples
Week 2.What makes a photo, a press photo?
Week 3. The different styles of expression in press photography
Week 4. Professional ethics in press photography
Week 5. Introduction to the application and recall questions about
digital photography with their answers, "Annie Leibovitz at Work"
Week 6. Partiel Exam
Week 7. Presentation of the project “Two Continents Two Shores
Bosphorus” and the exhibition of photographs taken in the context
of this project in 2011
Week 8. Work sharing for students who will participate in the
project and expectations for 2013
Week 9. Invitation of a master and his / her evaluation of the project
Week 10. Meeting with another master and exchange ideas for the
project
Week 11.Presentation of a master key to the Turkish press photo
Ara Guler, through the book “Photo Correspondent Ara Guler”
(Nezih Tavlaş)
Week 12. “Camera Lucida” by Roland Barthes
Week 13. Review of the book "Reading National Geographic"
Week 14. Evaluation
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course the student;
- Learns how press photography reflects social changes.
- Sees photos taken by the masters of the field.
- Learns, by meeting the significant masters of press photography,
the difficulties of the profession.
- Does the practice of what he / she has learned by taking photos for
the project “Two Continents Two Shores Bosphorus” which at the
same time has a documentary character.
Teaching and Learning Methods
References Gisele Freund, “Fotoğraf ve Toplum”, İstanbul 2007
Pierre-Jean Amar, “Basın Fotoğrafçılığı”, İstanbul 2009
Beifuss, Blume/Rauch; “Bildjournalismus”, München 1984
“Annie Leibovitz at Work”, Deutsche Ausgabe, 2008
“National Geographic’i Doğru Okumak”, Catherine A. Lutz-Jane L.
Collins, The University of Chicago 2004
Roland Barthes, “Camera Lucida”, Mart 1996
August Sander, Köln 1997
“Foto Muhabiri Ara Güler”, Nezih Tavlaş, İstanbul 2009
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Week 1. A brief history of press photography with examples
2 Week 2.What makes a photo, a press photo?
3 Week 3. The different styles of expression in press photography
4 Week 4. Professional ethics in press photography
5 Week 5. Introduction to the application and recall questions about digital photography with their answers, "Annie Leibovitz at Work"
6 Week 6. Partiel Exam
7 Week 7. Presentation of the project “Two Continents Two Shores Bosphorus” and the exhibition of photographs taken in the context of this project in 2011
8 Week 8. Work sharing for students who will participate in the project and expectations for 2013.
9 Week 9. Invitation of a master and his / her evaluation of the project
10 Week 10. Meeting with another master and exchange ideas for the project.
11 Week 11.Presentation of a master key to the Turkish press photo Ara Guler, through the book “Photo Correspondent Ara Guler” (Nezih Tavlaş)
12 Week 12. “Camera Lucida” by Roland Barthes
13 Week 13. Review of the book "Reading National Geographic"
14 Week 14. Evaluation
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Toplam 0 0
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 1 50
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0
Project 1 50
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 0 0
Toplam 2 100
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 X
11 They learn sociological, cultural and aesthetic approaches in electronic, digital media and film X
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 X
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 2 28
Working Hours out of Class 14 1 14
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 1 10 10
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 15 15
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 67
Total Workload / 25 2,68
Credits ECTS 3
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