Checking date: 18/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Online Journalism
Bachelor in Journalism (Plan: 383 - Estudio: 212)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Recognition of the specific network information and ability to generate general interest news, optimizing information technology, hypertext, interactivity and multimedia options. Knowledge of Network information models as well as new platforms and new media.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Inside an online journal. 2. Information arquitecture, facing BN events. 3. From the traditional media to the new media. 4. How to write for the web. 5. Information without writing. 6. Resources. 7. Journalism and Tech. 8. Social Networks. 9. Documentation and sources. 10. Digital publishing: tools and editorial processes. (Hands-on projects)
Learning activities and methodology
A mix of theoretical lessons (3 ECTS) and case studies (3 ECTS). All the work and practices related to theory sessions include the following: 1. Analysis of experiences and practical work -individually or in groups- about the main issues developed in the theoretical sessions. 2. Informative practices on the newsroom all along the course. Students must create digital publishable projects throughout the course working in small groups. ctures 3. Texts. To complete the development of the course students must read several articles, fragments or entire books from the bibliography provided which will be related to the presentations. Each reading should be an exercise or textual analysis, which could be taken into account for the final exam.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • FRANCO, Marta y PELLICER, Miquel. Optimismo para periodistas. Claves para entender los nuevos medios de comunicación en la era digital.. OUC. 2014.
  • COBO, Silvia. Internet para Periodistas. UOC. 2012
  • DIEZHANDINO, María Pilar.. Periodismo en tiempos de crisis. . Ariel . 2009
  • GEORGE-PALILONIS, Jennifer. The Multimedia Journalist. Oxford University Press. 2013
  • GEORGE-PALILONIS, Jennifer. The Multimedia Journalist. Oxford University Press. 2013
  • KEENAN, Thomas W.; KYONG CHUN, Edits.. "New Media, Old Media: Interrogating the Digital Revolution". New York : Routledge, 2004.
  • KILIAN, C.. Writing for the web. Self Counsel Press, 2000.
  • LASICA, J. D.. ¿The Promise of the Daily Me¿,. Online Journalism Review, 2002. Accesible en
  • RICH, Carol. Newswriting for the web.. Poynter Institute of Media Studies, 2000. Publicado en Red
  • SANDOVAL, María Teresa.. ¿Géneros informativos: La Noticia¿, en Diaz Noci y Salaverría (Coords.), Manual de Redacción Ciberperiodística. pp. 425-448.Fecha: 2003. . Ariel. Barcelona.. Ariel. Barcelona.2003
  • SUNSTEIN, Cass. Princeton University Press, 2001.
  • TASCÓN, Mario . Escribir en Internet. Fundéu BBVA. 2012
  • YUSTE, Bárbara y CABRERA, Marga. Emprender en periodismo. Nuevas oportunidades para el profesional de la información. editorial UOC. Barcelona, 2014.
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • BURNETT, Robert; MARSHALL, David (2003). "Web Theory. An Introduction". New York : Routledge.
  • COULDRY, Nick, CURRAN, James, Edits.(2003) .. "Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World". Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • FEENBERG, Andrew , . BARNEY, Darin (Edits). (2004). "Community in the digital age : philosphy and practice". Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • GEHRING, Verna V., Ed., (2004). "The Internet in public life". Oxford : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers..
  • HALL, Jim. (2001). "Online Journalism. A Critical Primer". Londres, Pluto Press..
  • HANSEN, Mark B. N.. (2005) .. "Bodies In Code. Interfaces with New Media". New York : Routledge..
  • KAWAMOTO, Kewin, Edit. (2003). "Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism ". Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • KURTZ, Howard. Online News: The .Coming Thing,. Washington Post, 12 de junio del 2000.
  • LISTER, Martin (ed.). (2003). "New Media: A Critical Introduction". London- New York : Routledge..
(*) Access to some electronic resources may be restricted to members of the university community and require validation through Campus Global. If you try to connect from outside of the University you will need to set up a VPN

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