Profession journalism lecturer

Journalism lecturers and media are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, journalism and media, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with theiruniversity research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of journalism and media, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising
  • Social / Investigative
  • Social / Artistic
  • Social / Conventional
  • Social / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Ethical code of conduct of journalists

    The principles and rules by which journalist must abide when covering news events, such as freedom of speech, the right to be heard, and objectiveness.

  • Journalism

    The activity of collecting, processing and presenting to and audience information related to current events, trends, and people, called the news.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • Journalistic principles

    The theories and guidelines concerning the writing of a journalistic piece, how to capture the readers’ attention, and different ways to present news information. This includes methods such as the inverted pyramid and other narrative techniques to present information.

Skills

  • Monitor developments in field of expertise

    Keep up with new research, regulations, and other significant changes, labour market related or otherwise, occurring within the field of specialisation.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Perform classroom management

    Maintain discipline and engage students during instruction.

  • Demonstrate when teaching

    Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Develop course outline

    Research and establish an outline of the course to be taught and calculate a time frame for the instructional plan in accordance with school regulations and curriculum objectives.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Compile course material

    Write, select or recommend a syllabus of learning material for the students enrolled in the course.

  • Teach journalistic practices

    Instruct students in the guidelines and theories concerning journalistic principles and ways to present news information through different media.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Provide information on study programmes

    Provide information on the different lessons and fields of study offered by educational institutions such as universities and secondary schools, as well as the study requirements and employment prospects.

  • Liaise with educational support staff

    Communicate with education management, such as the school principal and board members, and with the education support team such as the teaching assistant, school counsellor or academic advisor on issues relating the students' well-being.

  • Liaise with educational staff

    Communicate with the school staff such as teachers, teaching assistants, academic advisors, and the principal on issues relating to students' well-being. In the context of a university, liaise with the technical and research staff to discuss research projects and courses-related matters.

  • Prepare lesson content

    Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.

  • Apply intercultural teaching strategies

    Ensure that the content, methods, materials and the general learning experience is inclusive for all students and takes into account the expectations and experiences of learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Explore individual and social stereotypes and develop cross-cultural teaching strategies.

Optional knowledge and skills

establish collaborative relations teach communication sciences serve on academic committee monitor educational developments publish academic research conduct scholarly research manage resources for educational purposes printing media present reports assist in the organisation of school events assist students with equipment communication studies provide career counselling provide lesson materials facilitate teamwork between students media law supervise doctoral students provide technical expertise assist students with their dissertation work with virtual learning environments assist students in their learning types of media develop curriculum supervise educational staff assessment processes conduct quantitative research scientific research methodology participate in scientific colloquia university procedures keep records of attendance media studies funding methods learning difficulties conduct qualitative research discuss research proposals