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Description

This course, IT: Information, will look at how news is gathered and the technology that's used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the different types of storage media for digital data
  • Understand the basic concepts of electrical voltage and resistance, and the parameters used to specify batteries
  • Demonstrate an overview of the historical development of IT in video recording, newsgathering and new dissemination
  • Compare the merits of different media as sources of news
  • Discuss issues of trust and authenticity in information sources.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:10:00
  • Bringing the news on the back of a horse 00:20:00
    • Communication technologies 00:15:00
    • The role of technology in the broadcast news industry 00:15:00
    • Newsgathering and newspapers 00:15:00
    • Comparing early sources of news 00:20:00
    • News and television 00:25:00
    • New media 00:25:00
    • Digitisation of the news 00:25:00
    • Introduction to SNG and ENG microwave 00:30:00
    • IT processes in newsgathering 00:15:00
    • An introduction to the camcorder 00:15:00
    • Sound and light input 00:15:00
    • Microphone 00:10:00
    • Microphone input subsystem 00:10:00
    • Lens system 00:10:00
    • CCD light sensor 00:20:00
    • Focusing 00:30:00
    • Recorder 00:40:00
    • Batteries 00:10:00
    • Voltage, current and resistance 00:30:00
    • Battery parameters 00:45:00
    • Transmission of electrical signals on wires 01:00:00
    • Other transmission media 00:10:00
    • Microwave 00:15:00
    • Optical fibre 00:20:00
    • Signal speeds, propagation times and distance: the formula triangle 01:00:00
    • Reliable information 00:20:00
    • Authority and the variety of information sources 00:20:00
    • Authentication of information 00:20:00
    • Pictures 00:20:00
    • Conclusion 00:10:00

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