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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Science Journalism - N832051
Title: Vědecká žurnalistika
Guaranteed by: Department of Education and Human Sciences (832)
Actual: from 2016
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:2
E-Credits: winter s.:2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Kasík Pavel Mgr.
Havlík Jan RNDr. Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ832 (08.04.2015)
The subject sets out to teach the students the specifics of journalistic practice in the context of scientific topics. The students will gain practical knowledge concerning the respective journalistic genres, as well as basics in photography; they will also be acquainted with the context of print and online media, the importance of social media and the characteristics of scientific newscast and popularization.
Aim of the course -
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Absolvent of the subject will know the basics of the environment of scientific journalism.

Students will further know how to:

Write an interview

Write an article

Write a press release

All of the above including the ability to create supporting photographic content, along with basic knowledge of editorial and typesetting practice.

The outcome of the subject will be a printout magazine format made from the content created by the students in the course of the semester.

Literature -
Last update: TAJ832 (08.04.2015)

Bednařík, Jirák, Köpplová: Dějiny českých medií. Grada, 2011, ISBN - 978-80-247-3028-8.

Trampota: Zpravodajství. Portál, 2013, ISBN - 80-7367-096-8.

Jirák, Köpplová: Masová media. Portál, 2012, ISNB: 978-80-7367-466-3

Bauer, Bucchi: Journalism, Science and Society. London & New York: Routledge, 2007, ISBN 978-0415881340

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ832 (08.04.2015)

None.Will be added.

Requirements to the exam -
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Attendance, quality fulfillment of practical tasks.

Syllabus -
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1. Tour of a magazine edition workplace, the cogs and wheels of an editor’s office

2. The media environment of the Czech Republic and the world, Czech and Slovak media focused on science

3. The popularization of science, scientific newscast, agenda setting, types of messages/articles

4. The journalistic genres: Interview

5. The journalistic genres: press release VS article

6. The journalistic genres: Interview - peer review of homework

7. The journalistic genres: press release VS article - peer review of homework

8. Photography and Photojournalism: camera operation, basic concepts of composition, common mistakes

9. Photography and Photojournalism - peer review of homework

10. Photography and Photojournalism: basics of photo editing and postproduction

11. Basics of typesetting, formal rules of text, editorship

12. The importance of social media, multimediality, promotion

13. Special guest: lecture, Q&A

14. Consult and completion of the outcoming media outlet

Entry requirements -
Last update: TAJ832 (08.04.2015)

Interested in promoting quality research and development, custom camera.

Registration requirements -
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Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,5 14
Práce na individuálním projektu 0,5 14
Účast na seminářích 1 28
2 / 2 56 / 56
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 60
Report from individual projects 40