SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentInternational Master's Program in International Communication Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Communication Studies, Second Year
Course NameIn-Depth News Interviews
InstructorRALPH JENNINGS
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



Intro



Introduction to the interview’s role in journalism



 



TBA



3



1



2



Types of interviews



Solicited, unsolicited, voice-to-voice, face-to-face,



written, via third parties; how to set up interviews



 



TBA



3



1



3



Interviews in group settings



Multiple reporters; multiple sources



TBA



3



1



4



Interviewees I



Interviews with consumers, voters, the poor, the sick and victims (fraud,



disaster, crime)



 



TBA



3



1



5



Interviewees II



Interviews with people who have little previous media exposure



 



TBA



3



1



6



Interviewees III



Interviews with people who are hired to work with the media



 



TBA



3



1



7



Interviewees IV



Interviews with CEOs, heads of state, government ministers and the super-



famous



 



TBA



3



1



8



Experts



Effective ways to find and talk with expert sources



Mid-term project



3



3



9



Ethics



How close should journalists get to their sources? Do they



pre-share article drafts? What’s a conflict of interest?



TBA



3



1



10



Cross-cultural interviews



When journalist and source come from different



racial or cultural backgrounds



TBA



3



1



11



Making people talk straight



Interviewees who say too little, say too much or tell lies



TBA



3



1



12



Sensitive questions



What to ask, when to ask, how to ask, when to refrain



TBA



3



1



13



Mock interviews



Practice in class or in the field; train for note-taking



TBA



3



1



14



News colleagues



Coordination with photographers, videographers



TBA



3



1



15



The law



Legal issues associated with news interviews



TBA



3



1



16



Combative sources



What to do before and after story publication



TBA



3



1



17



Blurring of sources and journalists



 



Citizen journalism, think tanks and



private companies with their own “news” websites



TBA



3



1



18



Wrap up



Possible guest speakers



Final project



3



6




 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

TBA


Requirement/Grading

 



30 percent final project (and secondary, related assignments)



Each student will draw on the lessons of this class to submit a 750-word news story



with content based on at least three in-depth interviews



 



30 mid-term project (and secondary, related assignments)



Each student will draw on the lessons of this class to submit an in-depth question and



answer file, based an in-person and recorded interview, with someone located in



Taiwan and close to an event in the 2021 news.



 



20 percent weekly quizzes



 



20 percent participation



Come to class, answer questions from the instructor or any guest speakers, add



comments and insights to class discussions, participate in role-play interviews



 


Textbook & Reference

There is no set textbook for this subject. The course will rely on real and mock



interviews, previously published and broadcast news content and English-language



books available in the NCCU main library.


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