FOREIGN REPORTING MODULE (15 ECTS)
September - December 2018
The 15 ECTS Foreign Reporting program consists of these three core courses:
FOREIGN REPORTING IN PRACTICE, 5 ECTS, KSV-FR503
The course includes theory and practice of foreign reporting, using Finland as a laboratory environment. An intensive introduction to the target area (Baltic States with emphasis on Estonia) is provided before starting the practical assignment. The students travel to Estonia on a working assignment which will result in a report for newspaper, radio or television.
MEDIA LANDSCAPES AND JOURNALISM IN TRANSITION, 5 ECTS, KSV-FR501
The course will focus on the differences between types of media, including professional news media and social media; the new diversity in media platforms and outlets, and its consequences for journalism; and media policies and their underpinning expectations in regard to relations between media and democracy, and the tensions between actors in the media market.
MEDIA AND DIVERSITY, 5 ECTS, GPC-M312
This course will give the students the ability to critically assess the way in which multiculturalism and diversity are discussed in media representations, political discourse, and consumer culture in the context of interactive and networked media.
FOREIGN REPORTING AS A MINOR (25-30 ECTS)
September - December 2018
Foreign Reporting as a minor consists of the above mentioned courses. In addition, the following courses can be added to the minor, up to a total of 30 ECTS:
CRISIS JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION, 5 ECTS, MSV-JK304
The course gives an introduction to best practices for ethically acceptable crisis journalism; to how theories, recommendations and legislation related to crisis journalism should be implemented during practical work as a journalist or communicator; to the most common forms of crisis-related psychological distress, and the potential risks or protective effects journalism and communication during crises may have on e.g. those affected by the crisis.
DATA JOURNALISM, 5 ECTS, MSV-JK302
The course gives a theoretical and practical introduction to how participants can use digital tools to manage large amounts of data for journalism or research purposes; and an understanding of how big data are changing the role of journalism in the society.
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, 5 ECTS, MSV-SF306
The course defines the key dimensions of communicating politics and the balance of power between media and political actors and gives tools to critically reflect on different research approaches applied in the analysis of political communication.