Course: Complex analysis of spoken news

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Course title Complex analysis of spoken news
Course code KBO/4235
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Balkó Ilona, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Radio report and radio news - listening and basic evaluation. 2. TV report and TV news - observation with evaluation. 3. Requirements for language of reports - functional journalistic style. 4. Analysis of spoken news - public TV. 5. Analysis of spoken news - public TV. 6. Classification of deficiencies in speech of announcers with focus on sound features. 7. Evaluation of deficiencies in speechof preachers with focus on the choice of vocabulary. 8. Evaluation of deficiencies in sentence structure of spoken news 9. Stylization exercises. 10. Reading report with respect to knowledge of the ortoepy rules. 11. Reading report in fast pace with use of melodic and power features. 12. Speech rate - measuring the pauses and stretches of speech (PC programm Praat). 13. Influence of articulation rate on deformation of pronounciation. Listening test. 14. Final evaluation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to understand the importance of language knowledge, its operating and affecting listeners and spectators. Students learn the methods of analysis and evaluation of spoken news and to approach to the spoken news not just as to conscious activity of a journalist but also as to concrete, visible and audible result of his activity.
Student is well orientated in the genre of news (classical, acoustic, reportage news), he knows the methods of linguistic analysis and is able to apply them in the analysis of spoken news, is able to objectively evaluate the newscast, he is aware of the complex action of the verbal and nonverbal features, he can handle separate preparation of the spoken news reports (television, radio) and its presentation before an audience with regard to general requirements (objectivity, speed, accuracy, balance, choice of vocabulary, voice modulation).
knowledge of the field on the level of GCSE exam knowledge of disciplines connected to the central domain of study knowledge of appropriate terminology

Assessment methods and criteria
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
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  • Ftorek, J. Public relations jako ovlivňování mínění-Jak úspěšně ovlivňovat a nenechat se zmanipulovat. Praha: Grada, 2009.
  • Hůrková, M. Česká výslovnostní norma. Praha: Sciencia, 2001.
  • Jirák, J., Koolová, B. Masová média. Praha: Portál, 2009.
  • Kraus, J. Jazyk v proměnách komunikačních médií. Praha. Karolinum, 2008.
  • Minářová, E. Stylistika pro žurnalisty. Praha: Grada, 2011.
  • Osvaldová, B. Zpravodajství v médiích. Praha: Karolinum, 1998.
  • Palková, Z. Stručná pravidla české ortoepie. Praha: ČRo, 1994.
  • Reifová, I. a kol. Slovník mediální komunikace. Praha: Portál, 2004.
  • Štembergová, Š. Výrazová složka mluveného projevu. Ostrava: SKKS, 1990.
  • Urban, L. - Dubský, J. - Murdza, K. Masová komunikace a veřejné mínění. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2011.
  • Vysekalová,, J. a kol. Psychologie reklamy. Praha: Grada, 2012.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Czech Language for Media and Public Sphere (A14) Philological sciences 3 Winter