The theoretical lectures will give you a wholistic view of the craft of journalism, reviewing the main written genres (news stories, features, interviews) and studying the informative uses of photography, statistical charts and illustration. Broadcast journalism (in TV and radio) is also briefly considered. The final exam will ask for the topics covered in class during these lectures. Skills 1, 2 and 3 (1.5 ECTS).
2. Practical training:
Each theoretical lecture is followed by an in-class practical training session: reporting on a news conference, training basic writing skills, writing the script of a radio news or TV news bulletin, etc. Skills 3 and 4 (1 ECTS).
Students will cover events outside the classroom and will report them in the three basic genres: news story, feature, and interview. The final guided commentary on a book by George Orwell will offer students the chance to read and analyze classical works of long-form journalism. Skill 4 (3.5 ECTS) credits.