Checking date: 09/07/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Mobile and Interactive Narratives
Study: Master in Documentary and Transmedia Journalism Feature (289)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
The subjects that are taught during the first semester of the master.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The web offers countless opportunities for the production and distribution of content. Documentary reportage and found in it a suitable place for innovation in language as in production and distribution. It also offers the possibility that the author-writer of the report or the documentary itself becomes in turn producing the same. Thus, both a story and a documentary on the web becomes more relevant as it becomes a project to develop. This subject is attempting to give students the basic tools to know how to manage the project and develop reports and documentaries for the network. Thus the author of them know to manage the production and the marketing of it. Students will learn to manage the necessary resources to develop a successful transmedia documentary or reportage. The student will learn to manage the "commercial" elements transmedia documentary reportage. Students will learn to make work and effort that is part of the team.
Description of contents: programme
Unit I: Management models project transmedia a. Value proposition b. Mission, aims and objectives c . Strategies d. Corporate culture Unit II: New narrative developments for mobile a. Of the responsive mobile native. b. Production of content from mobile to mobile. Unit III: Production of content such as mobile Journalist (MOJO) a. Mobile video and audio production tools Unit IV: The mobile as a generator of experiences a. VR content and 360. b. keys for the production of immersive script c. Google Cardboard Unit V: Verification of contents in open source a. What are the open strong. b. Paradigms, agents, institutions and consequences of the verification. Unit VI: Strategic transmedia for distribution and promotion of the interactive documentary. a. Tools such as Pablo, Canva, FAcebook Live and native video networks. b. Tools for creating bots, play buzz...
Learning activities and methodology
Traditional classes. Case studies presented by their authors and project analysis . Practical classes on project development using the method CANVAS Project development groups a documentary or a reportage trasnmedia
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 20
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 80
Basic Bibliography
  • Clark, Tomithy. Business Model You. Published by Busines Model You, LLc.. 2012
  • Lancaster, Kurt. Video Journalism for the Web: A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling. Routledge. 2012
  • León, Bienvenido. Dirección de documentales para televisión: guía, producción y realización. EUNSA. 2009
  • Nichols, Bill. La representación de la realidad: Cuestiones y conceptos sobre el documental . Paidós. 1997
  • Vilalta i Casas, Jaume. El reportero en acción. Noticia, reportaje y documental en televisión. Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona. 2007
Additional Bibliography
  • Bogost, Ian; Ferrari, Simon; Schweizer; Bobby. Newsgames: Journalism at Play. MIT Press. 2010
  • Ritchin, Fred. Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and Citizenship. Aperture. 2013

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