Checking date: 21/04/2020

Course: 2019/2020

News Reporting
Study: Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (231)

Coordinating teacher: HERRERO CURIEL, EVA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Detailed knowledge Spanish
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Develop the criterion news. - Identify new, certainty and public interest in facts and data. - Precise knowledge of the attributes of the news and the basic principles on the treatment of the information and its structure. - Training to find a news source, access to sources. - Training to develop a story with lead, body and titling. - Sources in the reporting and documentary systems knowledge. - Perfect spelling. Agile and correct syntax with enriched vocabulary and mastery of the language.
Description of contents: programme
Unit 1. Concept of news. How to recognize a piece of news. On the basis of what criteria an aspect of reality becomes news. Characteristics and attributes of the news. Unit 2. Traditional structure of the informative story. How to write a story.The news criterion. Hierarchy of data. Unit 3. How is entitled information and the lead or first paragraph. Unit 4. The resources of the news story. Expose, narrate, describe. Unit 5. The value of the sources. Unit 6. The reference to the sources. Citations and attribution Unit 7. Fake news. Unit 8. The approach of the news. Unit 9. The research is the task of the journalist. Unit 10. The role of the news agencies. Unit 11. New forms of the news story in the Internet era. Unit 12. Different faces in the news. Radio, web and television.
Learning activities and methodology
- Theoretical lessons and practices: The first lectures, the course will be developed. The aim is that the student recognize and understand the concepts upon which the practice of journalistic news is based. Practices consist of exercise the journalistic approach to recognize the news fact and value components. There will be different types of practices: Preparation of news a few times with news agencies or material delivered by Professor and others, since the initiative of the student's search for the news and access to appropriate sources to develop.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Alex Grijelmo. El estilo del Periodista. Taurus.
  • Jan Johnson Yopp, Beth A. Haller. Introduction to News Reporting, An: A Beginning Journalist's Guide. Pearson. 2005
  • M.ª Pilar Diezhandino. Criterio noticioso. Vigencia del quehacer periodístico en la cultura digital. 2015
  • The Missouri Group . News Reporting and Writing . Bedford/St. Martin's. 2013
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • David Randall. El periodista Universal. Siglo XXI.
  • Deborah A. Potter. Handbook of Independent Journalism. Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. 2006
  • Fernando Lázaro Carreter. El nuevo dardo en la palabra. Galaxia Gutenberrg / Círculo de lectores.
  • Furio Colombo. Últimas noticias sobre periodismo. Anagrama.
  • Gonzalo Martín Vivaldi. Curso de Redacción. Paraninfo. 2018
  • Libro de estilo de El País. VV.AA.. Aguilar. 2003
  • Lorenzo Gomis. Teoría de los géneros periodísticos. UOCPRESS. 2008
  • Martínez Alberto, José Luis. Curso general de redacción periodística. Thomson. 1991
  • Melvin Mencher. News Reporting and Writing. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 2010
  • Myriam Redondo. Verificación digital para periodistas. Manual contra bulos y desinformación internacional.. UOCPRESS. 2018
  • Mª. Pilar Diezhandino. Periodismo de servicio. Bosch.
  • Mª.Pilar Diezhandino (Dir.), Guadalupe Aguado, Pilar Carrera y otros.. El periodista en la encrucijada. Ariel /Fundación Telefónica.
  • Strentz, Herbert,. Periodistas y fuentes informativas. Marymar.
  • Verón, Eliseo. Construir el acontecimiento. Paidós.
  • Watzlawick, P.. ¿Es real la realidad?. Confusión, desinformación, comunicación,. Herder.
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