Journalistic Communication

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Journalistic Communication

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Journalism, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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 deontological
    aspects 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.
    -Foundations of journalistic communication
    - Journalistic genres
    - Theory and analysis of the information in the audiovisual media
    - Journalism of the 21st century: globalization and social change
    1. 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 audiovisual
    communication (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 the
    journalistic communication produced and disseminated in the audiovisual media. Competition 4. (2 ECTS) credits.
    -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 global
    % end-of-term-examination: 60
    % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals?): 40
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    - BIGNELL, JONATHAN, The Television Handbook, , Routledge, , 2005
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    India,, 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 nociones
    válidas para periodistas,, Servicio Editorial, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, 1994..
    - GENTZ, NATASCHA, Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representation, , State University of New
    York Press,, 2006.
    - LULE, JACK . Daily News, Eternal Stories: The Mythological Role of Journalism, New York: The Guilford Press,
    - 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 University
    Press,., 2001

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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