Mass Com Elective: PHOTOJOURNALISM

Syllabus



Wesleyan University-Philippines                                                                       Mass Com Elective Photojournalism
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                                                   Course Credit: 3 units
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 An introduction to the journalistic uses of photography


COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, the students are expected to:

Cognitive
possess a thorough understanding of the principles and techniques of photography as applied to journalism.
Affective
develop an appreciation for the art of photography
Psychomotor
apply the knowledge gained from the course in designing photo layouts and creating captions for print publications such as newspapers and magazines.


METHODOLOGY

Lectures
Practical exercises
Viewing and critiquing sessions


COURSE OUTLINE

   Topic                                                                                                    Timeline
COURSE OVERVIEW  1 week
PHOTOGRAPHY HARDWARE  2 weeks
          Cameras
          Lenses
          Filters
          Steadying Aids
PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES  3 weeks
          Composition
          Fundamentals of Light and Color
          Lighting Techniques
DIGITAL PHOTO STYLING  1 week
          Manipulation of Digital Photos Using Computer
MAJOR SUBJECTS OF PHOTOJOURNALISM  6 weeks
          Spot News
          General News
          Sports
          Personality
          Pictorial
          Illustration
MAJOR FORMS OF PHOTOJOURNALISM  5 weeks
          The Single Picture
          Picture Groups
          Picture Sequences
          Picture Series
          Photo Essays  

18 weeks
CONSULTATION HOURS
 Monday to Friday      12:00 1:00 PM


REQUIREMENTS

Individual projects


GRADING SYSTEM

Term Projects--------------------------------------- 40%

Academic Exercises:

Quizzes/Homework/Reports-------- 40%
Class Participation--------------------- 10%
Attendance-------------------------------- 10%


REFERENCE

Parrish, Fred M. (2002). Photojournalism: An Introduction. Belmont, CA. Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

 

Online Reference Materials


Photojurnalism: Definition, history

What is a Photojournalist?

Basic Photography Tutorials

Basics of Photography

Basic Photography

Photography Basics

Basic Photography Tips

Photo Clinic

Digital Photography Basics

7 Tips for Shooting Great Digital Photos

Photography for the Web

Photography Sites

The Best of Still Photojournalism 2004

World Press Photo

The Best of Photojournalism 2009

Getty Images: The Awards List

Picture Stories: MSNBC

College Photographer of the Year

Photojournalism Bibliography

Ethics: Faking Images in Photojournalism

Photo Restoration Ethics
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