The course will introduce the students to the activities and attributes of reporters. Attention will be given to structural elements of news room, definition of news, determinants of news, types and characteristics of news story and principles and techniques of news gathering and dissemination in both the print and electronic media as well as principles backing issuance of press release, theories of the press, regulation of mass media, universal press laws, contempt of court and parliament, ethical issues and press terminologies.