Checking date: 17/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

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

Coordinating teacher: GOYANES MARTINEZ, MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Matters related to economic and business structures and journalistic writing
Ability to write journalistic informtive, interpretative and opinionated texts on economic issues. Knowledge of the documentary system and sources in the economic field.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Economic Journalism in Spain: Evolution (1958-2019). 2. The role that Central Banks play in the world. 3. Economic Journalism in The Press: newspapers, magazines and agencies. 4. Economic Journalism on radio and television. 5. How The Stock Exchange is reported: main financial clusters in the world. 6. The Spanish financial system: banks, savings banks, credit unions and financial institutions of credit. Wholesale Banking and retail banking. 7. How the mortgage and consumer credit is reported. 8. How The energy sector is reported: main Spanish companies. 9. How The automotive sector is reported: Major Spanish companies. 10. Reporting on GDP, per capita income, inflation, unemployment, etc. 11. Risk rating Agencies 12. How funds and pension plans and investment funds are reported.
Learning activities and methodology
Combination of theoretical teachings (1.5 ECTS) and practical cases (1.5 ECTS). The theoretical teachings will be oriented in a dual manner: through lectures and conceptual work by the student based on the guidelines provided in the lectures and the conceptual repertoires conveyed. This conceptual work involves the development and public presentation, followed by a debate, of a research and/or analysis paper on a phenomenon related to economic information. The practical cases will consist of the cumulative development of different exercises for the management and publication of economic information, adhering to the theoretical guidelines discussed and learned in the theoretical class.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • CHRIS ROUSH . Profits and Losses: Business Journalism and Its Role in Society. 2012. Marion Street Press
  • IBRAHIM SEAGA SHAW. Business Journalism A Critical Political Economy Approach. Routledge. 2015
  • KEITH HAYES. Business journalism: How to report on business and economics.. Apress. 2014
  • ROBERT PICARD. Media economics: Concepts and issues. Sage. 1989
Additional Bibliography
  • GANS, H.. Decision What`s News: a study of CBS evening news, NBC nightly news, Newsweek an Time. Constable. 1980
  • GILPIN, R.. The challenge of global capitalism: the world economy in the 21st century. Princeton University Press. 2000
  • ODELL, J.S.. Negotiating the World Economy. Cornell University Press. 2000
  • SASSEN, S.. Cities in a World Economy. SAGE. 2018

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