Checking date: 19/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Local Journalism
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)
- News Reporting - Interpretative reporting - Information Skills - Online Journalism
- Know how local journalism works. - Be able to search for local news. - Access to relevant journalistic sources at the local level. - Know the dynamics of the local media. - Design and prepare a publication in any local format.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. What is Local Journalism 2. An Approach to the Industrial Situation in Spain 3. The Agenda Setting at Local Press 4. What is Important in a local newspaper 5. Press Offices in Local Government 6. The Relationship Between the Media and the Local Government 7. The Local Journalism as a Vehicle for Transmission of the Interests of Society 8. The Impact of Internet on Journalism 9. The Uniformity of Content 10. Facing a Global World with Glocal Journalism 11. Approaches and Genres of Journalism in the Coming Years 12. Social Networks
Learning activities and methodology
- Master Classes - Reading - Development a local newspaper
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Harte, D., Howells, R. y Williams, A.. Hyperlocal journalism. The decline of local newspapers and the rise of online community news. London: Routledge. 2019
  • Abernathy, Penelope M. . Saving Community Journalism. The Path to Profitability. North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press. (2014)
  • Aldridge, Meryl. Understanding the Local Media. New York: Open University Press ¿ McGraw-Hill.. 2007
  • Alexander, Jeffrey C., Breese, Elizabeth Butler and Luengo, María (Eds.). The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered. Democratic Culture, Professional Codes, Digital Future. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.. 2016
  • Clayton Powell, Adam . Reinventing Local News. Connecting Communities through New Technologies. Los Angeles: Figueroa Press.. 2005
  • Franklin, Bob. Local Journalism and Local Media. London: Routledge. 2006
  • Fuller, Linda K. The Power of Global Community Media. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2007
  • Harcup, Tony. Alternative Journalism, Alternative Voices. London: Routledge. 2013
  • McChesney, Robert W. and Pickard, Victor . Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights. The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It. . New York: The New Press.. 2011
  • Nielsen, Rasmus K.. Local Journalism. The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media.. London: I.B. Tauris. 2015
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
(*) Access to some electronic resources may be restricted to members of the university community and require validation through Campus Global. If you try to connect from outside of the University you will need to set up a VPN

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