Checking date: 07/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

News Reporting
Study: Master in Documentary and Transmedia Journalism Feature (289)

Coordinating teacher: HERRERO CURIEL, EVA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
- To learn the main techniques of audiovisual writing. - How to read script to reports and documentaries. - To learn practical knowledge about oral expression and vocal training. - To learn how work the professional announcer.
Description of contents: programme
UNIT 1: AUDIOVISUAL WRITING 1.1. Elements of narration 1.2. Text Structure 1.3. Voiceover and images 1.3.1. Informative pieces 1.3.2. Journalist Report 1.3.3. Documentaries 1.3.4. Advertorial 1.4. Types of reading UNIT 2: VOICEOVER SKILLS 2.1. Intonation 2.1.1. Phonics group 2.1.2. Tonemes 2.1.3. Punctuation marks 2.1.4. Intonation mistakes 2.2. Acoustic quality: timbre, tone and intensity 2.3. Linguistic stylistics 2.3.1. Rhythm 2.3.2. Speed 2.3.3. Pauses 2.4. Voice types 2.4.1. Informative voice: credibility 2.4.2. Sports voice: dynamism 2.4.3. Musical voice: harmony 2.4.4. Interpretative voice: expressivity 2.4.5. Commercial voice: persuasion UNIT 3: SPEECH THERAPY 3.1. Professional voice 3.2. Breath 3.3. Vocal Hygiene 3.4. Preventing some voice problems UNIT 4. DOCUMENTARY VOICE:DICTION AND PRONUNCIATION 4.1. The voice is a tool 4.2. Correct phonetic pronunciation 4.3. To beautify the voice 4.4. The voice of documentary
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES - Theoretical class - Laboratory and practical classes - Working in groups - Independent Learning
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • ARTERO, M. . El guión en el reportaje informativo. Instituto Oficial de Radio y Televisión. 2004
  • BLANCH , M. & LÁZARO, P. . Aula de locución. Cátedra. 2010
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • DUMM, N.;FAVORITO, G. & HONGAY, M.. La locución. LA CAMPANA. 2002
  • FIGUEROS, J.. Guión. Nociones sobre la escritura audiovisual.. CEU. 2013
  • LARRAÑAGA ZUBIZARRETA, JOSÉ. Redacción y Locución de la información audiovisual. Universidad del País Vasco. 2006
  • MAYORAL, J. (Coord.); SAPAG, P.; HUERTA, A.; & DIEZ, F.J.. Redacción periodística en televisión. Síntesis. 2008
  • MERAYO, A.. Curso práctico de técnicas de comunicación oral. ANAYA. 2001
  • MOLNER, A.. Taller de voz. ALBA EDITORIAL. 2005
  • RODRÍGUEZ, J.M.. Técnicas de locución radiofónica. INSTITUTO OFICIAL DE RADIO Y TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA. 2000
  • SOENGAS, X.. El tratamiento informativo del lenguaje audiovisual. Laberinto Comunicaciones. 2003
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