Checking date: 19/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

News Reporting
Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 384 - Estudio: 231)

Coordinating teacher: HERRERO CURIEL, EVA

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Detailed knowledge Spanish.
O1: Identify the internal and external structure of a news item O2: Hierarchise information O3: Be able to write correctly, providing accurate information and in accordance with established grammatical and lexical rules. O4: Incorporate daily press reading into their consumption habits. O5: Write all types of informative texts for press, radio, television and multimedia O6: Being able to manage the processes of documentation, access to data and sources in order to produce quality journalistic information O7: Differentiate the news genre from other journalistic genres O8: Develop news criteria. O9: Evaluate, contrast and select sources of information. O10: Apply journalistic ethics and professional deontology. O11: Assess how gender stereotypes and roles affect the professional practice of journalism O12: Reflect critically on the issues on the media's agenda
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Unit 1. Introduction to journalistic practice. Characteristics and attributes of the news. Unit 2. Structure of the informative story. Hierarchy of data. Unit 3. Entitled information and the lead or first paragraph. Unit 4. The resources of the news story. Expose, narrate, describe. Unit 5. The approach of the news. Unit 6. Gender in the news Unit 7. The value of the sources. Unit 8. The reference to the sources. Citations and attribution Unit 9. The research is the task of the journalist. Unit 10. Misinformation and Fakes Unit 11. The role of the news agencies. Unit 12. New forms of the news story in the Internet era. Unit 13. 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. - Inverted Classroom: This methodology is used in some subjects of the programme, in this way the student has enough material to work on the subject outside the classroom and on the corresponding day that class is used for discussion, exposition and practical exercises. - Discussion forums: In some subjects, students are invited to watch a film or documentary and a forum is opened for three weeks so that the students and the teacher can exchange ideas and comment on what the film has suggested to them, always relating it to the contents of the subject itself. - Presentations by professionals Throughout the four-month period, a professional journalist will be invited to give a first-hand insight into the practice of the profession and the most sensitive news coverage. For example, gender, migration, mental health or disinformation. - Tutorial regime Individual attendance (individual tutorials) or group attendance (group tutorials). The tutoring day is established at the beginning of each term.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Melvin Mencher. News Reporting and Writing. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 2010
  • Deborah A. Potter. Handbook of Independent Journalism, Bureau of International Information Programs. U.S. Department of State. 2006
  • Jan Johnson Yopp, Beth A. Haller. Introduction to News Reporting, An: A Beginning Journalist's Guide. Pearson. 2005
  • The Missouri Group . News Reporting and Writing . Bedford/St. Martin's. 2013
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Amorós García, Marc. Fakes News. La verdad de las noticias falsas. Plataforma editorial. 2018
  • Campos, Vicente. ¡Extra, extra! Muckrakers, orígenes del periodismo de denuncia. Ariel. 2015
  • Casals Carro, Mª Jesús. Periodismo y sentido de la realidad. Fragua. 2005
  • Deborah A. Potter. Handbook of Independent Journalism. Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. 2006
  • Díaz Nosty, Bernardo. Voces de mujeres. Periodistas españolas del siglo XX nacidas antes de la Guerra Civil . Renacimiento. 2020
  • El País. Libro de estilo El País. Aguilar. 2021
  • Gabilondo, Iñaki.. El fin de una época. Sobre el oficio de contar cosas. Barril Barral. 2011
  • García Albi, Inés. Nosotras que contamos. Mujeres periodistas en España. Plaza y Yanes. 2007
  • Gomis, Lorenzo. Teoría de los géneros periodísticos. UOCPRESS. 2008
  • Herrero Curiel, Eva. Periodistas y redes sociales en España. Del 11M al 15M. UOC. 2014
  • Instituto Cervantes. Guía de comunicación no sexista. Debate. 2021
  • Kapúscínski, Ryszard. The Five Senses of Journalism: Being, Seeing, Hearing, Sharing, Thinking. Fondo Cultura Económica. 2003
  • Lázaro Carreter, Fernando. El nuevo dardo en la palabra. Galaxia Gutenberrg / Círculo de lectores. 1997
  • Marc Amorós García. Fakes News. La verdad de las noticias falsas. Plataforma editorial. 2018
  • Martini, Stella. Los que hacen la noticia: Periodismo, información y poder. Biblos. 2004
  • Martín Vivaldi, Gonzalo. Curso de Redacción. Paraninfo. 2018
  • Martínez Alberto, José Luis. Curso general de redacción periodística. Thomson. 1991
  • María Jesús Casals Carro. Periodismo y sentido de la Realidad. Teoría y análisis de la narrativa periodística. Fragua. 2005
  • Mencher, Melvin. News Reporting and Writing. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 2010
  • Randall, David. The Universal Journalist: Expanded and Updated. Pluto Press. 2016
  • Redondo, Myriam. Verificación digital para periodistas. Manual contra bulos y desinformación internacional.. UOCPRESS. 2018
  • Sánchez Marín, Guillen. La polivalencia periodística de las agencias de noticias. El caso de la ACN y los de EFE, EP, AFP y ANSA. UOCPRESS. 2015
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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