1 .- The appearance of writing and its impact on the primitive forms of communication in the Antiquity.
2 .- Formats, audiences, content. Church and commerce in the communication during the Middle Age.
3.-The Printing Revolution: Causes and consequences of the new print technology.
4.- The media and the birth of the public sphere in the Modern Age.
5.- The absolutist information model and its main headings: France.
6.- The liberal model: the Netherlands and Britain.
7.- The information model in the U.S..
8.- The impact of the French Revolution: new trends and consolidation of political journalism.
9.- The nineteenth century and the press as the fourth power. Technologies, transport and communications: railways, telegraph and telephone.
10.- The first generations of popular and mass media in Britain. The specialization on information.
11.-France: the system of granting to the press as the protagonist of political life.
12.-The press in the United States: the emerging new standard. Sensationalist and yellow press.
13.-The journalism of the twentieth century: the era of mass media. New media (film, radio and television).
14 .- The systematization of propaganda and mass media. The two world wars and the subsequent new information order.
15 .- The model of communication in the Cold War. Genres of information and new technologies in the world of blocks.
16 .- The state of the world's press today. The difficult balance between business and information. Integration and convergence of media. What remains of the old communication models?