News Theory - 1st and 2nd semester
a) To contribute to the formation of citizens able to read, listen and watch the news items in a reflexive and critical way;
b) To better understand the several constraints of the journalistic field;
c) To reflect about the journalist and the journalistic fields role in a democratic society, having in mind the implicit definitions of the democratic theory;
d) To discuss the activity of journalists, using current examples to trigger debate and reflection between students;
e) To reflect about the future of journalism and its current challenges in democratic societies.
Marisa Torres da Silva
Weekly - 4
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Traquina, N. (2002). O que é: Jornalismo. Lisboa: Quimera.
Chalaby, J. (2003). O jornalismo como invenção anglo-americana. Comparação entre o desenvolvimento do jornalismo francês e anglo-americano (1830-1920), Media & Jornalismo, 3: 29-50.
(Aula de 1 de Outubro)
ONeill, D.; Harcup, T. (2009). News values and selectivity, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen & Thomas Hanitzch (eds), Handbook of Journalism Studies. London: Routledge. pp. 161-174.
Heinonen, A. (2011). The journalists relationship with users. New dimensions to conventional roles, Jane B. Singer et al. (eds), Participatory journalism. Guarding open gates at online newspapers. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. pp. 34-55.
Hedman, U.; Djerf-Pierre, M. (2013). The social journalist. Digital Journalism 1 (3): 368-385.
Kovach, B; Rosenstiel, T. (2004). Os elementos do jornalismo. O que os profissionais do jornalismo devem saber e o público deve exigir, Porto: Porto Editora.
The teaching methodologies include the presentation of the syllabus, texts discussion and debate around specific cases of current journalism
In class teaching.
The evaluation includes two items: 1) Written test (70%); 2) Other elements (30%) quality of the students participation; Critical review (around 4000 words) of one of the texts provided in the beginning of the semester.
1. Journalism and democracy a historical account of journalisms evolution in democratic societies;
2. The professionalization of journalism and the rising of a professional authority;
3. The journalistic community a certain way of understanding the world? Norms, values, and professional competences;
4. The theories of journalism. From mirroring reality to newsmaking;
5. News values;
6. Current and future challenges to journalism.