MCM311 : Reporting and Sub-Editing

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course in mainly divided into two major sections; In the first section, the focus will be on the significance of ‘news’ as a basic component of newspaper, as well as the role of a reporter with reference to his professional qualities, duties, achievements, failures, skills and working conditions, Whereas the second section concentrates on the responsibilities and working of a sub editor in newspaper. In this context, students will study about all the major tasks performed by the sub editor from analyzing the news story and re writing it with corrections to giving it an appropriate headline. Students will also be taught the correct usage of English, tenses, contextual interpretation of words, punctuations, proverbial and other essential English related issues that have the potential to affect the meaning of a particular news report.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Use practically the terminologies of print and online publishing industries
  • Recognize typographic principles
  • Comprehend ethical and legal implications of copyright
  • Demonstrate competence in use of page layout, image editing and Web design software
  • Identify appropriate communication styles and formats for print and Web publications
  • Demonstrate competence in designing simple examples of print and online publications
  • Apply journalistic principles of headline and caption writing, news story placements and image use

Course Calendar

Introduction to News Reporting1Handouts1-4
Introduction to News2Handouts5-7
What is News3Handouts8-9
News Cycle4Handouts10-12
Elements of News5Handouts13-14
Sources of News I6Handouts15-16
Sources of News II7Handouts17-18
Sources of News III8Handouts19-22
Reporter I (Definition of Reporter)9Handouts23-24
Reporter II (Classification of Reporters)10Handouts25-27
General Reporting I11Handouts28-29
General Reporting II12Handouts30-31
General Reporting III13Handouts
Quiz 1
Beats Reporting I14Handouts33-35
Beats Reporting II15Handouts36-37
Beats Reporting III16Handouts38
Assignment No.1
Beats Reporting V18Handouts40
Beats Reporting VI (SPORTS REPORTING)19Handouts41
Beats Reporting VII (REPORTING BEATS)20
Conflict Reporting I21Handouts43
Conflict Reporting II22Handouts44-45
Conflict Reporting I21Handouts43
Conflict Reporting II22Handouts44-45
Grand Quiz in Lieu of Midterm Exams
Conflict Reporting III23
Investigative Reporting I24Handouts48-49
Investigative Reporting II25Handouts50-51
Investigative Reporting III26Handouts52-53
Parliament Reporting I27Handouts54
Parliament Reporting II28Handouts55
Parliament Reporting I (PARLIAMENTARY TERMINOLOGIES)29Handouts
Parliament Reporting II (PARLIAMENTARY TERMINOLOGIES)30Handouts58-59
Television Reporting31Handouts
Interview I32Handouts64-65
Interview II33Handouts66-67
Interview III34Handouts
Interview IV35Handouts70-71
Code of ethics I36Handouts
Code of ethics II37Handouts
Press Conference38Handouts76
Editing I39Handouts77-78
Editing II40Handouts79-80
Quiz 3
Editing III41Handouts
Editing IV42Handouts84-87
Editing V43Handouts88-91
Editing VI44Handouts92-94
Editing VII45Handouts95-96
Final term Exams
This is tentative schedule , any change, if made, will be intimated via announcement"
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