Checking date: 28/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

News Reporting
Master in Documentary and Journalistic Transmedia Reportage (Plan: 321 - Estudio: 289)

Coordinating teacher: HERRERO CURIEL, EVA

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


- 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 new radio formats: podcast - To learn how work the professional announcer.
Skills and learning outcomes
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: 3.1. Approach to the definition of podcast. Formats (prior reading) 3.2. Sound language elements applied to the podcast (with practical listening exercise) 3.3. The report and the sound documentary. Similarities, differences and possibilities 3.4. Choice of topics and approaches. Concentric circles theory and context layers 3.5. Practical exercise UNIT 4: VOICE CARE 4.1. Professional voice 4.2. Breath 4.3. Vocal Hygiene 4.4. Preventing some voice problems UNIT 5. DOCUMENTARY VOICE:DICTION AND PRONUNCIATION 5.1. The voice is a tool 5.2. Correct phonetic pronunciation 5.3. To beautify the voice 5.4. The voice of documentary
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES - Theoretical class - Independent Learning - Work with speech therapist
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
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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