Checking date: 06/07/2021


Course: 2021/2022

News information graphics
(13311)
Study: Bachelor in Journalism (212)


Coordinating teacher: FRANCO ALVAREZ, MARIA GUILLERMINA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
This subject are conected with the use and learning of designing tools linked with the information designing.
Objectives
1. Ability to analyze the visual presentation of information in press graphics and infographics. 2. Understanding of computer graphics as a journalistic genre. 3. Techniques for creating information graphics (computer graphics) of medium complexity Skills. Students will learn severals software tools to complete the exercises.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Infographic in journalistic is an introduction to the visualization of information in the press. Infographics, the use of maps, statistical tables and diagrams, and the creation of icons to represent information, is a discipline that, although it has gained momentum today, has existed since the birth of newspapers. Although only in the last two decades has it begun to study as a journalistic genre. By tradition, infographics have always been mistakenly associated with illustration and the visual arts, although the paradigm is changing thanks to the more serious and journalistic approaches of the infographic departments of the newspapers The New York Times, The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. among others, and in Spain by the newspaper ABC, El Mundo del Siglo XXI and local or regional newspapers such as La Voz de Galicia, among others. DEVELOPED PROGRAM OF THE SUBJECT: 1. RECOVERY OF INFORMATION FOR INFOGRAPHIC. 2. BACKGROUND, VISUAL THINKING and CONCEPTUAL APPROACH 3. THE SKETCH AND THE VISUAL SCHEMATICS. 4. THE SYMBOLIC METAPHORS. 5. THE INFOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE AND ITS MAIN ELEMENTS. 6. TYPOLOGY OF GRAPHICS AND VARIABLES. 7. THE CARTOGRAPHY, MAPS, TYPES AND USES. 8. SIMPLE AND COMPLEX VISUAL NARRATIVES. A NEW WAY OF ADAPTATION TO LITERACY. 9. DISPLAY OF INFORMATION AND STRUCTURES. 10. TRENDS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR INFOGRAPHIC.
Learning activities and methodology
Is essential understanding the Infographic in Journalistic Media. By the way the content theoretical and on the other hand adapted the content about of the display and use of infographics in media present.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • CAIRO ALBERTO.. EL ARTE FUNCIONAL: INFOGRAFÍA Y VISUALIZACIÓN DE LA INFORMACIÓN. ALAMUT. 2011
  • CAIRO ALBERTO.. INFOGRAFÍA 2.O.. ALAMUT. 2008
  • CAIRO ALBERTO.. EL ARTE FUNCIONAL: INFOGRAFÍA Y VISUALIZACIÓN DE LA INFORMACIÓN. ALAMUT. 2011
  • CAIRO ALBERTO.. INFOGRAFÍA 2.O.. ALAMUT. 2008
  • FRANCO ÁLVAREZ GUILLERMINA. LA EXPLOSIÓN INFOGRÁFICA EN EL CONFLICTO DEL GOLFO PÉRSICO.. LATINA COMUNICACIÓN SOCIAL, SERIE COMUNICACIÓN. . 2003
  • FRANCO ÁLVAREZ GUILLERMINA. INFOGRAFÍA. TENDENCIAS, MAPAS Y VISUALIZACIÓN DE INFORMACIÓN.. DYKINSON. 2020 (EN EDICIÓN)
  • FRANCO ÁLVAREZ GUILLERMINA. INFOGRAFÍA. MAPAS, TENDENCIAS Y VISUALIZACIÓN DE INFORMACIÓN.. DYKINSON. 2021 (EN EDICIÓN). MANUAL DE LA ASIGNATURA
  • FRANCO ÁLVAREZ, GUILLERMINA.. INFOGRAFÍA PERIODÍSTICA.. ANROART. 2005
  • VALERO SANCHO, JOSÉ LUIS. LA INFOGRAFÍA : TÉCNICAS, ANÁLISIS Y USOS PERIODÍSTICOS . BELLATERRA, BARCELONA.. 2001

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.