Checking date: 19/02/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Journalism and social change in Spain
Study: Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Humanities Studies (282)

Coordinating teacher: SANCHEZ ILLAN, JUAN CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Ability to identify the links between journalism and social change since the emergence of the mass media and in particular of the news media in Spain. Understanding of the influence of periodical information in the historical development, either in the sense of change, or in the maintenance of the established order (resistance to change).
Description of contents: programme
Conceptualization and analysis of messages of journalistic communication and its historical evolution. Role of journalistic information in audio-visual or written in the processes of social change in Spain. Main thematic axes: The press and the birth of the concept of public Considerations about the fouth power Dialectic between press and politics in the 19th and early 20th Centuries in Spain: analysis of cases. Republican Eve and dictatorship: the role of the media The second Republic and the outbreak of the Civil War: the "two periodismos"? The Francoist dictatorship and the doctrine of information Media and transition Constitutional democracy and the new status of the media Democracy and journalistic information now
Learning activities and methodology
Combination of theoretical lessons (3ECTS) and case studies (3ECTS). The first guide in a double sense: lectures and conceptual work by students from the guidelines therein and transmitted conceptual codes. Case studies will include the development over the course of several short essays on current or recent past events in which the link between information and trends or processes of social change, according to the morphology of the journalistic story and documentation processes can analyze.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • BAHAMONDE, Ángel y SÁNCHEZ ILLÁN, Juan Carlos. Una República de papel, 1945-1949. Fondo de Cultura Económica. 2010
  • FUENTES ARAGONÉS, Juan Francisco y FERNÁNDEZ SEBASTIÁN, Javier. Historia del periodismo español. Síntesis. 1997 y 1998
  • SEOANE, María Cruz y SAIZ, María Dolores. Cuatro siglos de periodismo en España. De los Avisos a los periódicos digitales. Alianza Editorial. 2007
  • SÁNCHEZ ILLÁN, Juan Carlos. Prensa y política en la España de la Restauración. Biblioteca Nueva. 1999
  • SÁNCHEZ ILLÁN, Juan Carlos. La nación inacabada. Los intelectuales y el problema de la construcción nacional. Biblioteca Nueva. 2002
  • ÁLVAREZ, Jesús Timoteo. Historia de los medios de comunicación en España. Ariel. 1989

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.