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How to build a career in journalism? This course is provided by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is Oxford University’s international research centre in the comparative study of news media. In this course you will know everything there is to know about journalism including evolution of digital journalism, political actors and the manipulation of social media audience groups through the use of junk news and other forms of automation, reporting The World, journalism and the Underworld and so on.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
01 The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series – The ‘King of Whoppers’ and political factchecking in the 2016 US presidential race 00:37:00
02 There are many roads to power – How to build a career in journalism 00:44:00
03 Journalism and the Underworld 00:35:00
04 Restoring trust in news 00:21:00
05 Is there a future for photojournalists in the digital age? 00:39:00
06 Not-for-Profit Journalism: A New Model 00:48:00
07 Is it true? Why questions about the news are changing 00:34:00
08 What’s happening to our news? 00:57:00
09 The evolution of digital journalism and tapping into tech for story-telling 00:34:00
10 Under pressure: the global decline in media freedom 00:21:00
11 Going Digital. A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation – Panel discussion 00:30:00
12 Going Digital – A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation 00:25:00
13 Reporting from Yemen and other inaccessible war zones: risk and how to find out if you’re in trouble 00:46:00
14 Britain, Brexit and the new political chaos 00:34:00
15 What’s happening to our media 00:29:00
16 Broadcasting in the age of Brexit and Trump 00:25:00
17 Producing news videos that young people care about 00:27:00
18 The Optician of Lampedusa – opening the world’s eyes to the human story behind mass migration 00:22:00
19 News in the digital age, and how The Economist fits in 00:41:00
20 Women on Air – where are the experts? 00:35:00
Module: 02
21 Why Facebook matters and what you need to know about digital 00:31:00
22 The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy: the polarized media landscape in Syria 00:22:00
23 Investigative journalism in the age of social news 00:30:00
24 Newsweek: Legacy title as startup 00:23:00
25 Freedom of information and the informed citizen 00:35:00
26 The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series – ‘Reporting Africa: New storytellers, new stories?’ 00:25:00
27 Digital transformation – the organisation challenges 00:38:00
28 Is censorship stifling China’s media? 00:17:00
29 Making an impact with journalism in today’s 24/7 digital news landscape 00:30:00
30 Old media, new media, and politics in Brazil 00:15:00
31 Statistics, the BBC and impartiality 00:38:00
32 Reuters: innovating to stay ahead – from pigeons to multimedia The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series 00:29:00
33 Catastrophic Success: President Erdogan of Turkey and the opposition media 00:41:00
34 Reuters: innovating to stay ahead – from pigeons to multimedia The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series 00:29:00
35 Strength in numbers – how journalists cracked the Panama Papers 00:25:00
36 From Afghanistan to a more dangerous world 00:41:00
37 News in the digital age, and how The Economist fits in 00:43:00
38 The Kidnapping of journalists: reporting from high-risk conflict zones 00:31:00
39 Saving the media. Capitalism, crowdfunding, and democracy 00:46:00
40 Covering Syria and the Refugee Crisis 00:30:00
Module: 03
41 The Challenges of Reporting Iran 00:18:00
42 The Future of the BBC 01:05:00
43 The evolving practice of foreign correspondents 00:36:00
44 The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series – Spies and Journalists: The Impossible Relationship 00:29:00
45 The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series – How Buzzfeed Covers News 00:41:00
46 The problems of reporting Islamic State 00:35:00
47 Valuable journalism: what journalists need to know about audiences, but seldom ask 01:09:00
48 Hurricanes and hashtags: the power dynamics of humanitarian reporting in a digital age 00:42:00
49 The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series – Navigating the infosmog 00:26:00
50 The Challenges of Reporting Europe 00:37:00
51 What is Happening with TV? 00:42:00
52 How journalism faces a second wave of disruption from technology and changing audience behaviour 00:54:00
53 Innovators in Digital News Panel Discussion 00:41:00
54 The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series – BBC Journalism: Future Uncertain? 00:41:00
55 Cross-border journalism – a new method of collaborative reporting 00:41:00
56 How to make serious magazine journalism pay 00:26:00
57 What are the needs and challenges for data visualisation? – Civil society perspective 00:11:00
58 What are the needs and challenges for data visualisation? – Policy/government perspective 00:13:00
59 Visual journalism at the BBC – where the web meets TV 00:34:00
60 What are the needs and challenges for data visualisation? – Media Perspective part one 00:10:00
Module: 04
61 How New Media Became Now Media 00:24:00
62 How journalism faces a second wave of disruption from technology and changing audience behaviour 00:46:00
63 Gatekeepers no More: Public Relations gets the better of journalism in the digital age 00:28:00
64 The Unfinished Media Revolution 00:32:00
65 Making News for Young Adults? 00:30:00
66 Post-humanitarianism: Humanitarian communication beyond a politics of pity 00:34:00
67 Responsible Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data part 3 00:05:00
68 ‘A walk on the Dark Side’: the changing face of corporate communications 00:42:00
69 New challenges of reporting on government 00:30:00
70 Quartz: a mobile-first approach to news 00:23:00
71 Are the BRICS building a New World Media Order 00:50:00
72 News in the digital age, and how The Economist fits in 00:39:00
73 From Pictures to Policy. Reporting Famine and Other Disasters 00:39:00
74 The FT’s digital strategy 00:44:00
75 The war for Leveson’s ear 00:18:00
76 The battle for authenticity- the future of news, current affairs and documentary 00:18:00
77 Could PR be the saviour of Journalism? 00:28:00
78 How Mobile Phones are changing journalism practice in the 21st Century 00:35:00
79 Responsible Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data part 2 00:13:00
80 The Future of Journalism – John Stackhouse (Editor-in-chief, Globe and Mail, Toronto). 00:17:00
Module: 05
81 Networked journalism and the age of social discovery [2012] 00:45:00
82 How the BBC reaches digital audiences in South Asia 00:35:00
83 How new media are changing African journalism 00:42:00
84 Can data save journalism? How analytics change the newsroom and beyond 00:33:00
85 The spread of news in the age of social media 00:32:00
86 Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood 00:44:00
87 Ten years that Shook the Media World [2012] 00:37:00
88 New publishing models for a modern world: a legacy brand re-invents itself 00:36:00
89 Data visualisation and the fourth technological revolution? 00:12:00
90 Syria – what chance of a free media? 00:31:00
91 The strengths and weaknesses of social media 00:22:00
92 Responsible Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data part 1 00:04:00
93 The Media-Industrial Complex: Comparing the influence of Murdoch and Berlusconi? 00:40:00
94 Creativity and Change in public service broadcasting – managing the tough times 00:41:00
95 Leaks, Snowden and the Guardian 00:16:00
96 Framing death – how journalists report the death of public figures 00:32:00
97 Responsible Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data part 5 00:06:00
98 The Future of Journalism – Peter Barron (Google) 00:10:00
99 Challenges for Media Democratization in Brazil and Latin America 00:36:00
100 How journalism faces a second wave of disruption from technology and changing audience behaviour 00:50:00
Module: 06
101 How data can help journalists to do better storytelling and reporting 00:36:00
102 Environmental journalism and sustainable development in China 00:31:00
103 The intelligence agencies and their relations with the media 00:39:00
104 Moral Maze, Arijit Sen 00:09:00
105 Berlusconismo and Murdochismo 00:32:00
106 The Future of Television News 00:34:00
107 Reporting Pakistan and specialist journalism 00:23:00
108 Responsible Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data part 4 00:12:00
109 The Future of Journalism – Natalie Nougayrède (Le Monde) 00:17:00
110 What Obama’s Elections Have Taught the Media – and the Rest of Us: RISJ/BBC Butler Lecture 2013 00:36:00
111 Doing business by making news or making news by doing business? 01:02:00
112 British Press Coverage of the EU Referendum 01:36:00
113 Social media and protests in Turkey 00:18:00
114 Innovation in News Media – a look at the latest innovations shaping the future of news 00:40:00
115 Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions launch event at ECFR 01:03:00
116 The Future of Journalism – Nic Newman (RISJ Research Associate) 00:14:00
117 Semantic Polling: The 2010 UK General Election and real-time opinion monitoring 00:56:00
118 A little piracy can be a good thing: what the press can learn from Hollywood 00:34:00
119 Innovation in Legacy Media – The Challenge for Leaders 00:30:00
120 A global standard for reporting conflict 00:32:00
Module: 07
121 Ten years that shook the media world [2013] 00:38:00
122 Writing news for young people 00:39:00
123 Survival is Success: journalistic online start-ups in Western Europe 00:28:00
124 The top five dilemmas of news aggregation 00:23:00
125 A life in a treacherous journalistic environment 00:41:00
126 Paying the Piper: Rethinking the Economics of Newspaper Journalism 01:03:00
127 Making a success of a news start-up 00:43:00
128 Reporting the UK to Germany 00:18:00
129 A Million Media Now! The Rise of India on the Global Scene 00:43:00
130 The changing nature of reporting from a war zone 00:26:00
131 Reporting the Unreported 00:24:00
132 Future media trends and changing audience behaviour 00:44:00
133 Plenary panel debate: The Future of Journalism 00:08:00
134 Open Journalism, Social Media and the England Riots 00:36:00
135 Numbers are Weapons – A Self Defence Guide 00:42:00
136 Reporting the Unreported 00:23:00
137 News in the digital age, and how The Economist fits in 00:45:00
138 Political Journalism in Transition 00:49:00
139 The challenges of reporting China to the outside world 00:39:00
140 Legacy media and technology transitions – what went wrong? 00:40:00
Module: 08
141 The British Media – the view from outside 00:18:00
142 Silicon Valley and Journalism: Make up or Break up?: Reuters Memorial Lecture 2014 01:04:00
143 What are the needs and challenges for data visualisation? – Media Perspective part two 00:00:00
144 Verifying social media information in real time: from the UK riots to the Boston bombings, via Hurricane Sandy 00:44:00
145 How Technology can help to Democratise the Media 00:23:00
146 Women in Journalism – a new kind of glass ceiling? 00:00:00
147 The Politicisation of Public Broadcasting in Post-Apartheid South Africa 00:47:00
148 Snowden and the debate on surveillance versus privacy 00:25:00
149 Moscow is not Russia – reporting Russia’s outback 00:27:00
150 The global citizens movement and the role of independent journalists 00:30:00
151 Reporting the UK to a French audience 00:00:00
152 More News is Good News: Democracy and Media in India 01:14:00
153 Reporting the financial crisis – lessons for the future 00:51:00
154 Emotions and Journalism: the relationship between practices of emotional story-telling and objectivity in award-winning journalism 00:42:00
155 Revolution in Libya – what happened and how the media reported it 00:25:00
156 The rights of journalism and the needs of audiences 01:36:00
157 Global Digital Television Switchover: National Differences and Emerging Outcomes 00:58:00
158 The Challenges of Reporting Foreign Policy 00:37:00
159 Can TV make history? 00:18:00
160 The Hyper-Real Culture of the Tabloid Newsroom: Personal Experiences of UK Tabloid Culture 00:40:00
Module: 09
161 Challenges to journalists’ source protection rights in Europe and Australia 00:51:00
162 News in the Digital Age – How The Economist Fits In 00:44:00
163 Foreign Correspondence and Fixers: The Missing Link 00:36:00
164 Feeding the Financial Beast: Challenges of Reporting in Rumour Hungry Markets 00:27:00
165 Politicians and Journalists: Friends or Foes? 00:20:00
166 From Coffeehouses to Online Communities: How the Public Engages with the News on the Web 00:29:00
167 Business Models and their Uses in Media Companies 00:36:00
168 Networked Journalism and the Age of Social Discovery [2011] 00:56:00
169 Making serious TV for Large Audiences 00:44:00
170 Reporting the Arab Spring 00:40:00
171 The Changing face of Art Journalism (1945-2011) 00:45:00
172 In the Pursuit of Purity, reflections on the BBC 00:56:00
173 Telling a Story with Pictures – a Case Study from Cuba 00:47:00
174 Beyond Authoritarianism: Ideologies and communication technologies in contemporary Ethiopia 00:45:00
175 How Old Media are Using New Media 00:27:00
176 Copyrights and Copywrongs: Protection of News Copyright in the Digital World 00:52:00
177 Investigative Journalism in the Age of Digital Reproduction 00:37:00
178 Al-Jazeera in North Africa and the MIddle East: the biggest media story ever? 00:32:00
179 Data Protection: A Growing Threat to Free Speech in the Web 2.0 Era? 00:52:00
180 Wikileaks and Beyond: the future of open journalism 00:38:00
Module: 10
181 Collaboration as the future of news generation and distribution 00:29:00
182 Media Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe: between political and business pressures 00:24:00
183 Soft News, Hard Sell: Journalism in Neo-Liberal India 00:47:00
184 Values in Context: Journalists’ understanding of press freedom and press responsibility. A 4 country comparison of Bulgaria, Poland, Namibia and South Africa 00:54:00
185 The Weekend Newspaper: still some life in it? 00:21:00
186 Wikileaks and freedom of expression 00:36:00
187 Fragmentation: the end of liberal journalism? 00:42:00
188 The Berlusconi experience. A new model of politics for the 21st century? 00:39:00
189 The crisis facing the business models of print media around the world 00:39:00
190 53 Years of Media and Politics 01:24:00
191 Reporting Politics to a Mass Audience 00:24:00
193 World Wide Research 00:52:00
194 Reuters Memorial Lecture 2008 00:29:00
195 Government and press relations in South Africa 00:40:00
196 The use of citizen journalism by traditional media 00:48:00
197 The Future of Journalism 00:31:00
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