English Newspaper Reading

English Newspaper Reading

COURSE TITLE: English Newspaper Reading [pic] INSTRUCTORS: Teachers of the English Newspaper Reading Group FOR STUDENTS: 2nd semester of the 1st year CLASSROOM HOURS: 2 hours / week [pic] A. OBJECTIVES With the advent of the information era, there is an increasing awareness that newspapers are living textbooks with a broad spectrum of applications in language classrooms This course is primarily designed for the course participants to investigate the key principles and major characteristics of English news.

By the end of the semester, the students who complete this course successfully will be better able to: 1 Read English news with certain reading skills; 2 Demonstrate a critical understanding of the issue; 3 Appreciate the value of newspaper reading in language education; 4 Get familiar with the leading English newspapers in the world; 5 Recognize the different factors which dictate the strength and prominence of news stories; 6 Become more aware of the elements of journalistic styles, procedures, techniques of news writing and information gathering.

B. ORGANIZATION This course is purposely organized as a seminar with the following main components: Mid-term and term-end paper: Students have to prepare a 800-word (double-spaced) report both in the middle and at the end of the semester on the basis of personal reading related to any of the topics discussed during the course. Topic Presentations: Students divided in teams will be assigned to prepare oral presentations on one or more topics. The presentations should demonstrate their familiarity with research on the topic.

Class Participation: Students are expected to participate actively in class with verbal contributions based on personal experience and reading in relation to the class topic. Video Appreciation: Students will appreciate video with instructor to gain more effective understanding of journalism. Academic Lecture: Students may have the chance to participate in the academic lectures contributed by some famous professionals in the study of international journalism during the course. C. TOPICS (W1): Course Introduction (W2): Culture and Society (I) (W3): Culture and Society (II) (W4): Sports (I) (W5): Sports (II) W6): Politics (I) (W7): Politics (II) (W8): Gender (I) (W9): Gender (II) (W10): Economy (I) (W11): Economy (II) (W12): War and Military Affairs (I) (W13): War and Military Affairs (II) (W14): Flexible time (W15): Review (W16): Final examination (W17): Final examination D. SUPPLEMENTARY READING: Required Reading: 1 Claire Badaracco, Quoting God: how media shape ideas about religion and culture. Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, 2005. 2 Robert L. Stevenson, Global Communication in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Longman, 1994 3 Bob Franklin, Key concepts in journalism studies. London: SAGE, 2005 4 ??????. ???????.?? :??????? ,2001 5 ????. ????????. ?? :????????? ,2003 6 ???.?????????.?? :??????? , 2004 Recommended Reading: 1 Stuart Price, Media Studies. London: Pitman, 1993 2 Susan Pape, Newspaper journalism : a practical introduction. London: SAGE, 2005 3 Gans Herbert J. Deciding what’s news: a study of CBS evening news, NBC nightly news, Newsweek, and Time Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press,2004 4?????. ????????. ?? :??????? , 2002 5?????. 21??????????. ?? :????????? , 2003 6???. ?????????. ?? :??????? , 1989 Web Resources: Foundation for Information Policy Research (UK) http:// www. fipr.

Org The Modernist Journals Project www. modjourn. brown. Edu News Watch http:// www. newswatch. org National Research Council, Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age, 2000 http://www. nap. edu/html/digital_dilemma/exec_summ. html International Telecommunications Union, “World Telecommunication Development Report 2003. ” http://www. itu. int/ITUD/ict/publications/wtdr_03/material/Chap4_WTDR2003_E. pdf Robert W. McChesney & Dan Schiller, The Political Economy of International Communications: Foundations for the Emerging Global Debate over Media Ownership and Regulation, 2002. ttp://www. unrisd. org/unpublished_/tbs_/chesney/content. htm Ryszard Kapuscinski, Media as mirror to the World http://mondediplo. com/1999/08/05media Bar and Sandvig, Rules from Truth: Post-Convergence Policy for Access, 2000 http://www. stanford. edu/~fbar/Publications/Rules_from_Truth. pdf http://www. theinternetforum. co. uk http://www. 21stcentury. com. cn E. ASSESSMENT: Mid-term and term-end paper: 30% Oral presentation:15% Examination: 45% Attendence and participation: 10% Total: 100%