Journalism Workshop I: What Is Journalism?Friday, March 17, 2023 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm CET/GMT+1
In this workshop, we will discuss the basic concepts and processes of journalism. What is news, what does a newsroom look like, how does it function, and why is not all information news, even if they are important? Who does a journalist work for, or to whom are they responsible? What do we talk about when we talk about journalistic ethics? What should we pay attention to when thinking about the media-politics-capital triad?
This event is part of a series of three workshops, led by Ayşe Çavdar. These workshops will introduce BCB students to the basics of practical journalism, through discussion and hands-on work writing and editing stories. Students should commit to all three sessions, and will be expected to do reading and preparatory work and to have individual consultations between sessions. Students who satisfactorily complete the workshop series will be eligible for 2 ECTS credits.
To enroll in this workshop series, please write to Ayse ([email protected]) by Friday March 10, 2023.
Ayşe Çavdar completed her BA degree in Journalism at Ankara University and received her MA in History at Boğaziçi University in Turkey. She finalized her doctoral thesis titled "The Loss of Modesty: The Adventure of Muslim Family from Neighborhood to Gated Community" at the European University of Viadrina in 2014 . She was a postdoctoral fellow at Käte Hamburger Kolleg - Center for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg in 2017. She continued her studies as a visiting scholar at Philipps University in Marburg for two years between 2018-2020. Recently, she has been a visiting scholar at Bard College Berlin.
Alongside her academic career, Çavdar has been a journalist for three decades, working on diverse political, cultural, and social issues. She participated in and worked for different NGOs in Turkey professionally and as a volunteer.
Email: [email protected]