Cyberjournalism Workshop - 1st and 2nd semester


Cyberjournalism Workshop analyzes the expansion and impact of digitization on journalistic practice. The course aims to provide students with theoretical, conceptual and practical tools that enable them to search for information, using original field work, to develop in-depth multimedia narrative formats supported by the expressive potential of the World Wide Web.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

1. Understand the expressive potential of the World Wide Web and how these enable the emergence of renewed journalistic production processes;
2. Know the international practice of multimedia journalism;
3. Pre-produce, produce and develop in-depth multimedia journalism project (narrative, contextual or documentary);
4. Operationalize creative strategies and digital production tools;

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Paulo Nuno Vicente


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





\"Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists\" (2015), Duy Lih Tu, Focal Press.

\"Advancing the Story: Journalism in a Multimedia World\" (2015), Debora Halpern Wenger & Deborah Potter, Sage Publications.

\"The Principles of Multimedia Journalism: Packaging Digital News\" (2015), Richard Hernandez & Jeremy Rue, Routledge.

\"DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras\" (2012), Kurt Lancaster, Focal Press.

\"Telling True Stories\" (2007), Mark Kramer & Wendy Call, Plume.

Teaching method

The nature of the course lies in the complementarity between \"know-how-to-know\" and \"know-how-to-do\" privileging the complementarity of the exhibition, demonstration and participatory methods.
The presentation of concepts and theoretical perspectives is made of expository manner, alternating with individual and subgroups exercises. The results of all exercises performed are examined orally.
In class teaching.

Evaluation method

Performing individual or subgroups exercises (25%); Individual test (25%), development and delivery of final multimedia project;

Subject matter

1. Introduction to Multimedia Journalism
2. Elements of Digital Storytelling
3. Production: Script, storyboard, director diagrams, location scouting
4. Digital Audio Production: technical foundations, DAW, capture, multitrack editing, introduction to sound design
5. Technical Fundamentals of digital imaging
6. Digital Video Production: Introduction to documentary film making, principles, non-linear editing and color correction techniques (\"grading\")
7. Production and directing of final on-line project


Programs where the course is taught: