Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Area of Study
Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film, Social Media
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewCOMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS.1. Knowledge of the fundamentals of journalistic information.2. Knowledge of the historical origins of journalistic information, its social, economic and political causes.Understanding of its evolution and its impact on contemporary societies. Knowledge of ethical and deontologicalaspects essential in the communication.3. Basics of rhetoric and argument applied to the informative speeches.4 Ability and capacity to analyze and produce information in the language of the audiovisual media.DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMME-Foundations of journalistic communication- Journalistic genres- Theory and analysis of the information in the audiovisual media- Journalism of the 21st century: globalization and social changeLEARNING ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY1. Master Class:Aquisition of knowledge about the fundamentals of journalistic communication and introduction to analysis of thetechniques and journalistic expression in the audiovisual media. Skills 1, 2 and 3 (1.5 ECTS).2. Practiques:Analising and comment of journalistic genres and new informational formats in the field of audiovisualcommunication (radio, television and Internet). 3 And 4 skills (1 ECTS).3. The student's work:Study supervised of theoretical-practical content and teaching materials. Skills 1, 2 and 3 (1.5 ECTS).Elaboration of a work on specific topics developed throughout the programme from the perspective of thejournalistic communication produced and disseminated in the audiovisual media. Competition 4. (2 ECTS) credits.ASSESSMENT SYSTEM-Final exam: 60% of the overall mark.-Practice: 40% of the overall mark.-Active Participation in practical lessons and tutorials will be assessed for the purposes of improving the globalnote.% end-of-term-examination: 60% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals?): 40BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY- BODY, ANDREW, . Broadcast Journalism: Techniques of Radio and Television News, Oxford: Focal Press, ,2001.- BIGNELL, JONATHAN, The Television Handbook, , Routledge, , 2005- DERNE, STEVE, Globalization on the Ground : Media and the Transformation of Culture, Class, and Gender inIndia,, Sage,, 2008.- DIEZHANDINO PILAR; Periodismo y Poder: políticos, periodistas y ciudadanos voluntariamente desinformados,,Pearson Prentice Hal, Madrid, 2007.- DIEZHANDINO PILAR; El quehacer informativo: el "arte de escribir un texto periodístico: algunas nocionesválidas para periodistas,, Servicio Editorial, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, 1994..- GENTZ, NATASCHA, Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representation, , State University of NewYork Press,, 2006.- LULE, JACK . Daily News, Eternal Stories: The Mythological Role of Journalism, New York: The Guilford Press,2001- NEWCOMB, HORACE, Television : The Critical View, , Oxford University Press, , 2000- NICHOLS, BILL, Introduction to Documentary,, Indiana University Press, , 2001.- PALACIO, MANUEL; Historia de la televisión en España,, Gedisa , Barcelona , , 2001.- SILVIA TONY, Power performance : multimedia storytelling for journalism and public relations , Malden, MA :Wiley-Blackwell, 2011- SUELEN Tapsall & Carolyn Varley (eds), Journalism: Theory in Practice., South Melbourne, Oxford UniversityPress,., 2001
Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.
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