Journalistic Production - 1st and 2nd semester


At the end of this curricular unit, the students will be able to gain and strengthen basic notions that will allow them:
- To recognize the news, and mobilize news values; to grasp the most important information; to choose and structure the information; to organize the text in a fluid and coherent way;
- To write the news in a journalistic style;
- To be able to gather, verify and select information, through the contact with news sources; to identify and propose original approaches to subjects and themes; to be able to \"tell stories\", also having in mind possible publication in a Portuguese press medium;
- To make and edit interviews.
- To gain reflexivity and critic, as well as the sense of social responsibility that journalists must have in democratic societies.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Dora Santos Silva, Marisa Torres da Silva


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





AAVV. (1992). Livro de Estilo e Prontuário da Lusa, Lisboa.
AAVV. (2005). Livro de Estilo do Público, Lisboa.
AAVV. (2008). Reuters Handbook of Journalism, Londres.
Adams, S.; Hicks, W. (2009). Interviewing for journalists. Londres/Nova Iorque: Routledge.
Fontcuberta, M. (1999). A Notícia, Lisboa: Editorial Notícias.
Phillips, A. (2007). Good writing for journalists. Londres: Sage.
Raimundo, O. (2005). A entrevista no jornalismo contemporâneo. Coimbra: Minerva.
Ricardo, D. (2003). Ainda Bem que me Pergunta. Manual de Escrita Jornalística, Lisboa: Editorial Notícias.

Teaching method

The teaching methodologies include the presentation of the syllabus, practical exercises (writing news pieces), correction of the exercises, texts discussion, and the analysis of journalistic pieces.
In class teaching.

Evaluation method

The evaluation includes three items: 1) The exercises done in class (50%); 2) A news piece developed through the contact with sources (20%); 3) An interview (30%). The quality of the students’ participation and the assiduity will also be valued in terms of evaluation.

Subject matter

1. The lead;
2. Writing techniques;
3. The structure of a news piece: headline, development, closure;
4. The quotes (direct and indirect);
5. The news titles;
6. Types of leads;
7. The interview as a journalistic genre;
8. News reporting and sources.


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