Checking date: 16/04/2024


Course: 2024/2025

Opinion Journalism
(13305)
Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Humanities Studies (Plan: 414 - Estudio: 282)


Coordinating teacher: TUÑON NAVARRO, JORGE FELIX

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Objectives
Ability to argue about current events from the rationality and foundation of manifest opinions. Acquisition of knowledge about argumentative and rhetorical techniques aimed at building persuasive discourses. Argumentation from solvent knowledge of facts and data. Ability to critically analyze realities and opinions. Mastery of vocabulary and stylistic resources.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
SUBJECTS: SUBJECT 1. Definition of opinion article. 1.1 The role of interpreting and giving an opinion in journalism. 1.2 Historical evolution: from ideological journalism to interpretative journalism. SUBJECT 2. Inform and give an opinion. The role of information in the comment. 2.1 Journalistic and non-journalistic references. 2.2 Sense of the current hanger. 2.3 Argue: coherence in the process of drawing a conclusion from certain facts. SUBJECT 3. The genres of opinion. Definition. Construction. Style. Title. 3.1. Editorial 3.2. Comment/Column. Argument styles. Literary resources. 3.3. Criticism 3.4. Main article SUBJECT 4. Opinion, power and influence. 4.1. Public opinion, public conviction and opinion leadership. 4.2. Opinion and influence in the different media: press, radio, television and internet. 4.3. Public participation in opinion. 4.4. The role of journalism 2.0, socialized journalism or popular journalism. 4.5. Debates and gatherings. The show factor. SUBJECT 5 The commentators of Spanish journalism. 5.1. Styles, techniques and resources. 5.2. Great writers of the ss. XIX and XX. 5.3. Current commentators in the press and audiovisual media.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment


Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. Tumulto. Malpaso. 2015
  • ABRIL VARGAS, Natividad. Periodismo de Opinión. Claves de la retórica periodística. Síntesis. Madrid, 1999
  • Agencia EFE. Manual de español urgente. Cátedra. 2004
  • Alexiévich,Svetlana. La guerra no tiene nombre de mujer. Debate. 2015
  • Anderson, John Lee. La mirada del periodista. Asociación de la Prensa de Madrid. 2006
  • Barreiro, Belén. La sociedad que queremos.Digitales, analógicos, acomodados y empobrecidos. Planeta. 2017
  • Cantavella, Juan y Serrano, Francisco (coords.). Redacción para periodistas: opinar y argumentar. Universitas. 2007
  • Casasús, Josep Maria. Artículos que dejaron huella. Ariel. 1998
  • EL PAIS. Libro de estilo de El Pais. EL País. 2002
  • Fernández Barrero, Ángeles. El editorial: un género abierto al debate. Comunicación Social Ediciones y Publicaciones. 2003
  • Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Los cinco sentidos del periodista. Fondo de Cultura Económica. 2003
  • Morán Torres, Esteban. Géneros del periodismo de opinión. Crítica, comentario, columna, editorial. EUNSA. 1988
  • Ortega, Félix. La política mediatizada. Alianza. 2011
Additional Bibliography
  • BORDES, M. Las trampas de Circe: falacias lógicas y argumentación informal. Cátedra. Madrid, 2011.
  • DEL ARCO, Miguel Ángel. Cronistas bohemios.. Taurus. 2017
  • LÓPEZ PAN, Fernando. 70 columnistas de la prensa española. Eunsa. Pamplona, 1995.
  • SERRANO, J. F.; CANTAVELLA, J., coords. Redacción para periodistas: opinar y argumentar. Universitas. Madrid, 2007.
  • WESTON, Anthony. Las claves de la argumentación. Ariel. Barcelona, 1994.
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