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Lesson 3: MODULE 4,5 & 6

Swethan April 24, 2024

Module 4: Ethics and Standards in Journalism

  • Ethical considerations in journalism: Students will explore ethical principles such as truthfulness, transparency, independence, and accountability, and how they apply to journalistic practice.
  • Importance of objectivity and impartiality: This section will discuss the concept of objectivity in journalism and the challenges of remaining impartial while reporting on controversial or sensitive topics.
  • Handling conflicts of interest: Students will learn how to identify and address conflicts of interest that may arise in their reporting, such as personal relationships with sources or financial interests.
  • Responsible use of sources and information: This section will emphasize the importance of using reliable sources and verifying information to avoid spreading misinformation or contributing to bias.
  • Legal and ethical issues in reporting: Students will explore legal and ethical considerations in journalism, including defamation, privacy, plagiarism, and the protection of sources.

Module 5: Digital Journalism and Multimedia Storytelling

  • Introduction to digital journalism platforms: Students will learn about the impact of digital technology on journalism, including the rise of online news websites, social media, and multimedia storytelling formats.
  • Basics of multimedia storytelling: This section will cover the principles of multimedia storytelling, including how to incorporate text, images, video, and audio to create compelling news stories.
  • Social media and journalism: Students will explore the role of social media in journalism, including its benefits and challenges in terms of news dissemination, audience engagement, and ethics.
  • Understanding audience engagement and metrics: This section will discuss strategies for engaging with audiences online and measuring the impact of journalistic content through metrics such as page views, shares, and comments.

Module 6: Careers in Journalism

  • Overview of career paths in journalism: Students will learn about the various career opportunities available in journalism, including roles such as reporter, editor, producer, and multimedia journalist.
  • Skills and qualifications needed for various roles: This section will discuss the skills, qualifications, and experience required to succeed in different areas of journalism, as well as opportunities for specialization.
  • Freelancing vs. working for media organizations: Students will explore the pros and cons of freelancing versus working as a staff journalist for media organizations, including considerations such as job stability, flexibility, and income potential.
  • Building a professional portfolio: This section will provide guidance on how to build a professional portfolio showcasing students’ best work and achievements, which can be used to attract potential employers or clients.
  • Networking and job search strategies: Students will learn strategies for networking within the journalism industry, building connections with professionals, and effectively navigating the job search process.