Modiwl UXS-1001:
Intro to Practical Journalism

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Music and Media

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Ifan Jones

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module is an introduction to the skill of journalism. The students will be taught what the difference is between fictional and factual writing, and how to construct a factual news article. They will be given practical experience of interviewing people, how to find stories and how to edit their own work. They will also learn how to research stories and how to prepare for an interview, and how to write that story they are not interested in.

The students will complete a number of assignments all designed to encourage them to step out and find and write their own stories. These will all be written individually, although there will be opportunities in each lecture to contribute to the discussion. They will be strongly encouraged to follow news and current affairs through discussion of news topics which will be feeding directly into their assignments.

By the end of the module students will have been introduced to various publications and their editors and encouraged to try and publish their work.

Cynnwys cwrs

  • The Basics of Writing a News Story
  • How to write Intros, Drop Intros, Lively Intros
  • What makes a good news story?
  • Where do stories come from?
  • How to build a contacts book
  • How to conduct an interview
  • Writing for TV and Radio
  • Colour and Feature Writing
  • An Introduction to Shorthand
  • How to deal with breaking news

Meini Prawf

trothwy

D:

  • An appreciation of journalistic writing and researching
  • An appreciation of journalistic values
  • An understanding of the essentials of preparing for and conducting an interview
  • An understanding of the nature of the free press
  • A fair ability to write newspaper articles and news programme scripts

da

B:

  • A sound appreciation of journalistic writing and researching
  • A sound appreciation of journalistic values
  • A good understanding of the essentials of preparing for and conducting an interview
  • A good understanding of the nature of the free press
  • A sound ability to write newspaper articles and news programme scripts

ardderchog

A

  • An excellent appreciation of journalistic writing and researching
  • An excellent appreciation of journalistic values
  • An excellent understanding of the essentials of preparing for and conducting an interview
  • An excellent understanding of the nature of the free press
  • An excellent ability to write newspaper articles and news programme scripts

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Be able to research their own stories and develop these for future use

  2. Originate their own stories and construct these with all the necessary elements to enable them to be published

  3. Analyse news events and construct their own independent view of each story

  4. Deal with interview situations, both planned and unplanned

  5. Appreciate the different journalistic writing skills for the press, TV and radio

  6. Appreciate the importance of finding, nurturing and developing contacts

  7. Understand and appreciate the need to write copy to length

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Hard News: one article approx. 500 words 30
Feature: one article approx. 1,000 words 35
Public Relations: press release and summary approx. 1000 words 35

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

Lectures 1-hour each week

11
Seminar

Virtual Newsroom Seminars 1-hour each week

11
Private study 178

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gofalu - Dangos consyrn am eraill; gofalu am blant, pobl ag anableddau ac/neu'r henoed
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • An understanding of creative and critical processes, and of the wide range of skills inherent in creative writing. (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.1).
  • An awareness of writing and publishing contexts, opportunities and audiences in the wider world (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.1).
  • Artistic engagement and ability to articulate complex ideas in oral and written forms. (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2).
  • Ability to connect creative and critical ideas between and among forms, techniques and types of creative and critical praxis. (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.2).
  • Awareness of how different social and cultural contexts affect the nature of language and meaning (English Benchmark Statement 3.2).
  • Reflective practitioner skills, including awareness of the practice of others in collaborative learning (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.2).
  • The ability to synthesize information from various sources, choosing and applying appropriate concepts and methods (English Benchmark Statement 3.3).
  • Ability to formulate and solve problems, anticipate and accommodate change, and work within contexts of ambiguity, uncertainty and unfamiliarity (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.3).
  • Ability to engage in processes of drafting and redrafting texts to achieve clarity of expression and an appropriate style. (English Benchmark Statement 3.3; NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2).
  • Ability to gather information, analyse, interpret and discuss different viewpoints (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.3).
  • Information technology (IT) skills broadly understood and the ability to access, work with and evaluate electronic resources (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.3).

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