TV JOURNALISM - 1st semester


TV Journalism course aims to introduce students to the particularities of television journalism , so that by the end of this course, students will be able:
To grasp the particularities of TV journalism, never losing focus on journalism itself; to understand the requirements of television and the role played by images in the structure of the journalistic narrative; to understand the specific role of text (and its formal requirements) in articulation with the other elements of TV journalistic narrative: images, interviews, graphics, music, sounds, decompression, also assessing the specific role of each one; to consider the effects of the market in daily journalistic action and to discuss solutions to overcome such constraints; to determine the specific effects of infotainment, soft news and sensationalism in television journalism; to promote the creation of an enduring critical poise.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Pedro Coelho


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Not Applicable


AULETTA, Ken, 2003, Backstory, inside the business of news, Penguin Books.
ANDERSON, Peter .J. e Ward, G., (org), 2007, The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies, Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing.
BREED, Warren, 1955, “Controlo social na redação: uma análise funcional”, in Nelson Traquina, Nelson (org.), Jornalismo: questões, teorias e ‘estórias’, Lisboa, Vega, 1999, 152-167.
CAGÉ, Julia, 2016, Saving the Media, Cambridge, London, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
COELHO, Pedro, 2015, Jornalismo e Mercado, os novos desafios colocados à formação, Livros Labcom, disponível em
GOLDBERG, Bernard, 2003, BIAS, a CBS insider exposes how media distort the news, Perennial.
GOMES, Adelino, 2012, Nos bastidores dos telejornais, Lisboa, Tinta da China.
KOVACH, Bill e ROSENSTIEL, Tom, 2010, Blur, how to know what´s true in the age of information overload, New York, Bloomsbury.

Teaching method

To encourage students´ participation, through previous bibliography and news content recommendation for further debate in class. Foster critical attitude through permanent discussion, focused on critical viewing of television news content already issued and on the observation of daily practice in a professional environment.
In class teaching

Evaluation method

60% of the evaluation consists of class participation associated with attendance plus presentations and other works.
The final work, its presentation and discussion is worth the remaining 40%.

Subject matter

1. TV as journalistic platform
2. The role of image and its articulation with the other elements of television journalistic narrative;
3. Critical discussion of TV journalistic pieces already issued;
4. Journalism, market and new technologies.
5. Structure and organization of the TV Newsroom .


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