History of the Press and Media in France since 1945
Institut Catholique de Paris
Area of Study
French, French Culture
High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
1 / General objectives of the course:
To discover the history of the press and the media in France since the end of the Second World War and
until our days.
To the history of the press (newspapers, magazines) will be added that of the other major media: radio,
Television and internet.
The course will cross the history of the press and the media with that of French society throughout the
4th and 5th Republics.
The course will focus on a chronological approach to the subject in order, in particular, to highlight the impact
Of new media. Eg the rise of television in France in the 1960s.
2 / Teacher's pedagogical approach
The teacher alternates tables and syntheses with the study of authentic documents: extracts from newspapers
And magazines, radio and television programs.
Visits will complete the course: Maison de Radio France, Imprimerie du newspaper Le Parisien ....
3 / Supports
- INA Archives
- Library of the Center Georges Pompidou (BPI)
4 / Bibliographical references summary
A bibliography will be communicated at the beginning of the course.
5 / Evaluation
Three production notes:
Note 1: Table test.
Note 2: Reading sheet.
Note 3: A presentation.
Participation note: Attendance, initiative, responsiveness, relevance of interventions
Each note takes into account knowledge and expression in French.
Attendance at table controls is mandatory to obtain the certificate.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.