News and Interview Laboratory


a) To recognize what is news, mobilizing news values; to capture the most important information; select and rank the information; to structure and link information in a coherent way;
b) To be able to proceed with the collection, verification and selection of information, through the contact with news sources; identify and propose original approaches to the issues; and tell "stories", with quality of publication in a national, regional or specialized media organization;
b) To be able to plan and conduct interviews, either as a process of gathering information that supports other journalistic genres, or as an individualized journalistic genre, with quality of publication;
d) To be able to adapt news and interviews as journalistic genres to different platforms: written press, radio, television and multimedia, focusing, in particular, in the writing skills for digital journalism.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Marisa Rodrigues Pinto Torres da Silva


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language





  • AAVV. (2019). Livro de Estilo 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.
  • Bradshaw, P. (2018). The Online Journalism Handbook. Londres: Routledge.
  • Coelho, P.; Reis, A. I.; Bonixe, L. (eds.) (2021). Manual de Reportagem. Covilhã: Labcom.
  • Garcia, R.; Rosa, M. J. V.; Barbosa, L. (2017). Que número é este? Um guia sobre estatísticas para jornalistas. Lisboa: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.
  • Kovach, B. e Rosenstiel, T. (2005) Os Elementos do Jornalismo, Porto: Porto Editora.
  • Itule, B.; Anderson, D. (2007) News Writing & Reporting. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • 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 method is mainly practical.

Evaluation method

Continuous Assessment - A developed news piece with field work and contacts with information sources, with quality for publication (25%), An interview, with quality for publication (35%), Practical exercises (news) done in class (40%)

Subject matter

1. The informative style
2. News: news values; lead; structure; quotations and titles; skills to develop according to different platforms;
3. Finding, planning and developing good stories; the news angle and its relevance; field world and news sources; editing skills
4. The interview as a journalistic genre: planning, angle, process and editing.
5. News and the interview for digital platforms: formats and multimedia edition.