Checking date: 29/04/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Interpretative and investigative reporting
(13286)
Study: Bachelor in Journalism (212)


Coordinating teacher: MACIA BARBER, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
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Students are expected to have completed
Media Theory Writing and communication skills News Reporting Theory and analysis of the documentary film Radio Journalism Television Journalism Online Journalism Media Desing
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
It develop both creative and research capacities of future journalist. Not in vain the story is the genus star from journalism, which makes the journalist mark, as is the genus compendium of all the possibilities of deepening thematic and inquiry of narrative styles and resources. Will be promoted: - The ability to develop journalistic accounts of complex development. - Knowledge of the resources, processes and practices of access to sources. Understanding of the figure of the reporter as a mediator between the events of general interest and the public from the principle of non-interference value, the contribution of relevant and verified information. - Group work to enrich the searches required in the information process and to decide the best tracks and sources appropriate to the motif of the story.
Description of contents: programme
1. In-depth report. Paradigm of journalistic report. 2. Origins,characteristics and typologyof the report. 3. Authorship. Freedom of style and structure of the report without prejudice to the factual truth. 4. Topics: everything that happens in the world and affects people. 5. Useful data in reporting. 6. A matter of research. Diversity of sources for the truth testing necessary to the journalistic reporting. 7. Indispensable exercise: the authentication of the given data. Fact-checking and testing filter. 8. A gender adaptable to any media support. Transmedia reporting. 9. Description as an informative means. 10. Structure and narrative techniques of reporting. 11. Ethics versus manipulation and ideological prejudices.
Learning activities and methodology
Combining theoretical and practical sessions. The theoretical sessions will aim to help the student recognise and understand the concepts on which the journalistic task is based upon. The various practical sessions will consist of readings, analysis, viewing of videos, case studies, processing and elaboration of information, individual and group presentations on topics to be determined throughout the year,etc. They will aim to develop as far as possible the journalistic reasoning to recognise the news event and evaluate its features. Case studies will include the preparation of reports, in response to the morphology of the journalistic story as to the processes of search and access to sources. To culminate in a final work of collection and translation of the skills acquired session for analysis in class of examples will be devoted to take into account. The teacher tutorizará the work of the student throughout the course, attending a: Choice of the theme of topical and of interest. The search of the most convenient sources. Preparation and drafting of the report in response to the characteristics of the chosen support. Therefore, class, and especially the practices, attendance is not only compulsory, but essential to understanding the practice as an assistance to the announcements that make the companions to the recordings, interviews, photographic, videographic or quotes for drafting the different stages of the story. It will require the presentation of at least 80 of responsible work in the quarter and delivered after the deadline or copied from Internet reports will not be accepted.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • ALEXIEVICH, Svetlana. Chernobyl prayer. A chronicle of the future. New York: Penguin. 2017
  • BLY, Nelly. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings. New York: Penguin. 2014
  • BOWDEN, Mark. Black Hawk down: A story of modern war. New York: Grove Press. 2010
  • HERR, Michael. Dispatches. New York: Picador Classics. 2015
  • HERSEY, John. Hiroshima. New York: Penguin. 2015
  • LONDRES, Albert. The wandering Jew has arrived. Jerusalem/New York: Gefen Books. 2017
  • MAILER, Norman. The armies of the night. New York: Plume. 1994
  • RIIS, Jacob A.. How the other half lives. New York: Penguin. 1997
  • TALESE, Gay. Honor thy father. New York: Harper Perennial. 2009
  • THOMPSON, Hunter S.. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. New York: Harper Perennial. 2014
  • WOLFE, Tom. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. New York: Picador. 2009
Additional Bibliography
  • BROOKS, Brian S.,et al. News Reporting and Writing . Bedford (Boston): St. Martin's Press. 2008
  • KEIR,G.; MCCOMBS, M.; SHAW, D. L.. Advanced Reporting. Beyond News Events. Longman. 1986
  • SINCLAIR, U. The Jungle. New American Library. 1988
  • TALESE, Gay. High Notes: Selected Writings of Gay Talese. New York: Bloomsbury. 2017
  • ULLMANN, John; COLBERT, Jan (Ed.). The Reporter's Handbook, An Investigator's Guide to Documents and Techniques. St. Martin Press. 1991

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.