- Easy to follow
- Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
- Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.
Suitable for: SUITABLE FOR: This course is suitable for all students over the age of 17. Students can study on this course no matter where you are in the World. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject. Courses are all delivered in English.
Level 3 Diploma in Journalism
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course consists of 12 units covering all of the main aspects of Journalism. A journalist is a person who gathers and goes through the process of dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people.
Reporters are just one type of journalist. They create reports as a profession for broadcast or publication in mass media such as newspapers, television, radio, magazines, documentary film, and the Internet. Reporters find the sources for their work, their reports can be either spoken or written, and they are generally expected to report in the most objective and unbiased way to serve the public good. Depending on the context, the term journalist also includes various types of editors and visual journalists, such as photographers, graphic artists, and page designers.
This course provides a complete foundation in the subject area for those wishing to pursue a career in journalism or for those wishing to undertake graduate studies in the field of journalism.
Unit 1: Communication: Concepts and Process
Taught in four parts namely concept and process; communication research; language and communication and international communication, this paper takes stock of all the communication related issues needed to understand the complex nature of mass communication and its role in development.
Unit 2: Communication and Development
This unit deals with the whole aspect of developmental issues and the role of communication therein. This unit is divided into two sections; theoretical concepts and assigned project work to test and expand the students' knowledge base.
Unit 3: History of Press, Laws and Ethics
This unit goes back to the early history of the press, the paper deals with laws and ethics that govern and regulate the functioning of various media and media organizations in the country in today's Information Age.
Unit 4: Reporting - Concepts and Process
Reporting being an integral part of mass communication. The student will cover the basics of reporting, reporting beats, features and interviews, and opinion writing.
Unit 5: Reporting: Practicals
This module is designed to give an idea of the reporter's practical job, the students are expected to understand reporting and writing assignments covering all beats in addition to write edits, middles, letters to the editors and special articles.
Unit 6: Editing: Concepts and Process
The paper deals with the principles of news gathering and news writing presentation - be it planning or visualisation of news or news flow and copy editing. It also deals with the organisational structures of editorial departments of media organisations. The art of translation is given due consideration in the course.
Unit 7: Editing Practicals
Divided in two parts, the paper deals with the detailed tasks involved with news editing. The unit examines the role and function of editing within journalism
Unit 8: Audio-Visual Production and Cyber Media
This unit will cover issues related to lay-out, design and production, photo journalism and graphics, Information Technology and cyber media. The unit extensively deals with the creative as well as technological aspects of print media/production.
Unit 9: Electronic Journalism
From introduction to radio and television to practical exercises in news reading, interviewing, news anchoring for FM as well as television news production, the unit takes care of all that students need to know about the broadcast media.
Unit 10: PR, Advertising and Newspaper Management
The interconnection between public relations, advertising and newspaper management is thoroughly explored and techniques of aggressive marketing to retain subscribers in today's highly competitive business environment are taught to the students to make them understand the complex web of newspaper management advertisement economics.