Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
NMD4104 Advanced Content Production Fall 2 2 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SİNAN AŞÇI
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The principal focus for this course is the knowledge and skills that build excellent reporting in the new media age. The course also imparts and emphasizes core traditional journalism values, ethics and solid writing skills.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- will gain knowledge on in-depth reporting,
- will learn traditional journalism values, ethics and solid writing skills,
- will be specialized on in-depth reporting,
- will work as reporter or editor in the fields such as legal reporting, crime journalism, business journalism, political journalism, etc.

Course Content

Students are going to learn, which is important for local and international media, the coverage of politics, education, health and environment, science, arts and culture, entertainment, sports, urban affairs, the law and many other fields required to produce multimedia packages (print, broadcast, and online media).

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to specialized journalism
2) The technology
3) Crime
4) Politics
5) Health
6) Science
7) Economy
8) Education
9) Environment
10) Investigator
11) Sports
12) Entertainment / Arts and Culture
13) War
14) Review of the course


Course Notes / Textbooks: Josef J. Schmied and Jessica Dheskali, Credibility, Honesty, Ethics & Politeness in Academic and Journalistic Writing, Göttingen: Cuvillier Verlag, 2019.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 20
Quizzes 2 % 10
Homework Assignments 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Application 14 2 28
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Homework Assignments 1 25 25
Quizzes 2 1 2
Midterms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload 161

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level. 5
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them. 4
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends. 4
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit. 2
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication. 3
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels. 5