Checking date: 06/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Online Journalism
Study: Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Humanities Studies (282)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Recognition of the specific network information and ability to generate general interest news, optimizing information technology, hypertext, interactivity and multimedia options. Knowledge of Network information models as well as new platforms and new media.
Description of contents: programme
1. Inside an online journal. 2. Information arquitecture, facing BN events. 3. From the traditional media to the new media. 4. How to write for the web. 5. Information without writing. 6. Resources. 7. Journalism and Tech. 8. Social Networks. 9. Documentation and sources. 10. Digital publishing: tools and editorial processes. (Hands-on projects)
Learning activities and methodology
A mix of theoretical lessons (3 ECTS) and case studies (3 ECTS). All the work and practices related to theory sessions include the following: 1. Analysis of experiences and practical work -individually or in groups- about the main issues developed in the theoretical sessions. 2. Informative practices on the newsroom all along the course. Students must create digital publishable projects throughout the course working in small groups. ctures 3. Texts. To complete the development of the course students must read several articles, fragments or entire books from the bibliography provided which will be related to the presentations. Each reading should be an exercise or textual analysis, which could be taken into account for the final exam.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • FRANCO, Marta y PELLICER, Miquel. Optimismo para periodistas. Claves para entender los nuevos medios de comunicación en la era digital.. OUC. 2014.
  • COBO, Silvia. Internet para Periodistas. UOC. 2012
  • DIEZHANDINO, María Pilar.. Periodismo en tiempos de crisis. . Ariel . 2009
  • GEORGE-PALILONIS, Jennifer. The Multimedia Journalist. Oxford University Press. 2013
  • GEORGE-PALILONIS, Jennifer. The Multimedia Journalist. Oxford University Press. 2013
  • KEENAN, Thomas W.; KYONG CHUN, Edits.. "New Media, Old Media: Interrogating the Digital Revolution". New York : Routledge, 2004.
  • KILIAN, C.. Writing for the web. Self Counsel Press, 2000.
  • LASICA, J. D.. ¿The Promise of the Daily Me¿,. Online Journalism Review, 2002. Accesible en
  • RICH, Carol. Newswriting for the web.. Poynter Institute of Media Studies, 2000. Publicado en Red
  • SANDOVAL, María Teresa.. ¿Géneros informativos: La Noticia¿, en Diaz Noci y Salaverría (Coords.), Manual de Redacción Ciberperiodística. pp. 425-448.Fecha: 2003. . Ariel. Barcelona.. Ariel. Barcelona.2003
  • SUNSTEIN, Cass. Princeton University Press, 2001.
  • TASCÓN, Mario . Escribir en Internet. Fundéu BBVA. 2012
  • YUSTE, Bárbara y CABRERA, Marga. Emprender en periodismo. Nuevas oportunidades para el profesional de la información. editorial UOC. Barcelona, 2014.
Additional Bibliography
  • BURNETT, Robert; MARSHALL, David (2003). "Web Theory. An Introduction". New York : Routledge.
  • COULDRY, Nick, CURRAN, James, Edits.(2003) .. "Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World". Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • FEENBERG, Andrew , . BARNEY, Darin (Edits). (2004). "Community in the digital age : philosphy and practice". Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • GEHRING, Verna V., Ed., (2004). "The Internet in public life". Oxford : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers..
  • HALL, Jim. (2001). "Online Journalism. A Critical Primer". Londres, Pluto Press..
  • HANSEN, Mark B. N.. (2005) .. "Bodies In Code. Interfaces with New Media". New York : Routledge..
  • KAWAMOTO, Kewin, Edit. (2003). "Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism ". Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • KURTZ, Howard. Online News: The .Coming Thing,. Washington Post, 12 de junio del 2000.
  • LISTER, Martin (ed.). (2003). "New Media: A Critical Introduction". London- New York : Routledge..

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