New Narratives in the Media


New Media Narratives aims to provide students with conceptual and technical tools that enable them to develop in-depth non-fictional (immersive and interactive) narrative projects based on original fieldwork.

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

OA1. Understand the expressive potentialities of the World Wide Web and how they enable the emergence of renewed journalistic production processes;
OA2. To acknowledge international reference practices in the field of multimedia journalism;
OA3. Conceive, develop pre-produce and produce an in-depth multimedia project (immersive and / or interactive);
OA4. Operate creative strategies and digital multimedia tools;

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Paulo Nuno Gouveia Vicente


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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

Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists (2015), Duy Lih Tu, FocalPress.

I-Docs: The Evolving practices of Interactive Documentary (2017), Ed. Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi & Mandy Rose, Columbia University Press.

The Filmmaker´s Handbook: A compreehensive guide for the digital age (2013), Steven Ascher & Edward Pincus, Plume Books.

Cinematic Storytelling (2005), Jennifer Van Sijll, Michael Wiese Productions.

Multimédia e Tecnologias Interativas (2012), Nuno Ribeiro, FCA, 5.ª edição.

Fundamentals of Multimedia (2014), Ze-Niam & Mark S. Drew, Pearson.

Learning Virtual Reality: Developing Immersive Experiences and Applications for Desktop, Web and Mobile (2015), Tony Parisi, O´Reilly Media.

Teaching method

The nature of this course lies on the complementarity between \"knowing-how-to-know\" and \"Know-how-to-do\", developing a rigorous articulation between expository, demonstrative, participatory and experimental methods.
The presentation of concepts and of theoretical perspectives is done in an expositive manner, complemented by individual and group exercises towards conceptual and technical appropriation. The results of all the exercises performed are analyzed orally.

Object-oriented exercises are implemented, promoting a consolidation of the acquired knowledge, as well as exploratory exercises, stimulating a process of self-oriented discovery, essential for the projectual component (final multimedia project).

Evaluation method

(1) individual and subgroup exercises(50%), (2) design, development and delivery of final multimedia project (50%)

Subject matter

1. Introduction to multimedia narrative: paths and milestones

2. Design of Multimedia Narrative: elements and principles

3. Fundamentals of digital audio: channels, frequency, amplitude, sampling rate, bit depth, compression;

4. Fundamentals of digital imaging: digital camera elements; exposure triangle; composition; DSLR cinema;

5. Immersive Media: virtual reality, 360 video, binaural audio

6. Interactive media: interactive documentary and news games


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