Unit 2. WORLD Journalism

Lead –in:

Ø Journalism is literature in a hurry. Matthew Arnold. How do you understand the given quotation? Do you agree with it?

Ø Who is involved in the sphere of journalism?

Ø Choose words which are connected with the profession of a journalist: information, entertainment, periodicals, reporters, interview, camera, paparazzi, facts, communication, connection, news, mass media, etc.

Ø Make a portrait of a journalist: his image, lifestyle, job, personality, etc.

Ø Choose the most appropriate definitionof “journalism”:

· newspapers and magazines collectively;

· the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media;

· the production of news reports and editorials through media Unit 2. WORLD Journalism such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the Internet;

· the activity or profession of being a journalist. The aggregating, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles for widespread distribution, typically in periodical print publications and broadcast news media, for the purpose of informing the audience;

· process of collection, writing, editing, and publishing news;

· writing intended for publication in a newspaper or magazine, or for broadcast on a radio or television program featuring news, sports, entertainment, or other timely material.

· the discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying and presenting information regarding current events, trends, issues and people.

Give your Unit 2. WORLD Journalism arguments.

Ø Self- evaluation

Is journalism for you?

Asking yourself the questions below will help you determine whether journalism is a good career choice for you.

If you answered NO to even one of the above questions, you may want to think again about whether journalism is a good match for your interests and abilities.

I. Before reading give a short answer of the following questions, then scan the text below and complete them with more details.

1. What is journalism for you?

  1. What is t is good and what is bad in journalism?
  2. What are tools in this field (word, freedom of speech, power, talent, etc.)?


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