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The course is focused to develop an ability to critically think and analyse about the effects of architecture on society as well as the tools to enable recording of the same.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION                                                                                            9

Introduction to journalism, key concepts and objectives of journalism. Specialised journalism with emphasis on architectural journalism. Journalism skills: research, reporting, writing, editing, photography, columnists, public relationships, criticism. Issues such as copyright, public art policy, the arts and urban redevelopment. Introduction to local culture scene.

 

UNIT II TECHNOLOGIES IN JOURNALS                                                                9

Environment, social change, persuasion. Interviewing techniques, argument and debate as a technique in the investigation of social problems. Evidence, proof, refutation, persuasion. Training in argumentative speaking. Introduction to software needed in journalism and photography, video coverage, walk-through of buildings, production of contemporary architectural journalism.

Understanding the individual demands in the context of newspapers, radio, film, and television.

 

UNIT III CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL JOURNALISM                             9

Role of the editor. Editing of articles, features and other stories. Editing for online newspaper and magazines. Text preparation, mode of presentation, standards and guidelines for documentation.

Code of ethics. Basic knowledge on press laws, Press Council of India. Multimedia/ online journalism and digital developments.

 

UNIT IV DISCUSSIONS AND ISSUES                                                                     9

Regional, national and international discussion forums. Changes in contemporary and historical

design practices. Discussions on topics needed in an architectural journal and current issues. Types of journals. Works of key architectural journalists. Public discourse on the internet. Mass media and public opinion. Critique on selected pieces of journalism.

 

UNIT V ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY                                                         9

Introduction to architectural photography and role of the photographic image in the global world.

Equipment – cameras and lenses. Techniques- film speed, exposure measurement, gray scale, photofinishing and editing digital images. Perspectives- single point, two- point, three- point and methods of correcting distortions. Lighting – external and interior

 

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

 

OUTCOME

  • An ability to critically think and analyse about the effects of architecture on society as well as the tools to enable recording of the same.

 

TEXTBOOKS

  1. Edward Jay Friedlander and John Lee, ‘Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines’, 4th

edition, Longman, 2000.

  1. David Fuller & Patricia Waugh, eds., ‘The Arts and Sciences of Criticism’, Oxford: Oxford

University Press, 1999.

  1. James Foust, ‘Online Journalism Principles and Practices of News for the Web’, Holcomb

Hathaway Publishers, Scottsdale, AZ, 2005.

  1. M. Harris, ‘Professional Architectural Photography’, Focal Press, 2001.
  2. M. Harris, ‘Professional Interior Photography’, Focal Press, 2002

 

REFERENCES

  1. Martin Huckerby, ‘The Net for Journalists: A Practical Guide to the Internet for Journalists in

Developing Countries’. UNESCO/Thomson Foundation/ Commonwealth Broadcasting

Association, 2005.

  1. S. J. A.Ward, ‘Philosophical Foundations of Global Journalism Ethics’, Journal of Mass Media

Ethics, Vol. 20, No. 1, 3-21, 2005.

  1. M. Heinrich, ‘Basics Architectural Photography’, Bikhauser Verlag AG, 2008.
  2. Gerry Kopelow, ‘Architectural Photography: The Professional Way’, Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.

Course Curriculum

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION 00:00:00
UNIT 2: TECHNOLOGIES IN JOURNALS 00:00:00
UNIT 3: CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL JOURNALISM 00:00:00
UNIT 4: DISCUSSIONS AND ISSUES 00:00:00
UNIT 5: ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY 00:00:00

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