JOUS1020 Foreign Reporting (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



This course explores and mixes old traditions of foreign news reporting with new practices. It aims at presenting the basic skills of foreign reporting, and gives opportunities to test foreign reporting also in practice.

Completion methods

Lectures, assignments.

Assessment details

Passing the course requires completion of all required assignments in line with stated learning outcomes and active participation in classes. An 80% attendance requirement is applied.

Grade-specific assessment criteria are introduced in the course.

Learning outcomes

The student
- knows the history of foreign reporting
- recognizes the most important international and national news media focusing on foreign reporting
- understands the work routines of foreign reporters and foreign correspondents
- knows the main sources of foreign reporting
- understands the importance of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Information for the work of foreign reporting
- recognizes and understands the risks in crisis reporting
- is able to find news about foreign countries and make summaries of recent news events.

Additional information

Recommended timing: 4th or 5th year (Journalism Master's Degree Programme students: 1st or 2nd year)


  • Sambrook 2010. Are Foreign Correspondents redundant? The changing face of international news
  • Terzis (ed.) 2015. Mapping Foreign Correspondence in Europe
  • Uskali 2007. Ulkomaanuutisoinnin uusi maailma

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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