Barcelona, Spain

Good Journalism Is Alive

online course
when 22 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 840

During the past century, new practices of journalistic styles in the press had arisen, at the same time that the role of media in the society was reconfigured. This subject analyses the course of journalism through its various genres, interviews, chronicles, and reports.

'Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course will be taught virtually in 2020'

By reading prominent texts in class, the aim will be to understand the structure that articulates them. What were the intentions of those who conceived them? Which effects do they have on the audiences? We will also work with resources that can be used in order to optimize writing, by polishing it, brightening it, and making it more effective.

We will also explore the new digital narratives evolution, from an analytical and descriptive perspective, avoiding normative parameters and catalogs. A social perspective will be considered too. What do we talk about when referring to 'quality journalism'? What is its contribution to a critical democratic society?

Course leader

Ezequiel Ramon
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

By reading prominent texts and watching audiovisual content, the aim will be to understand the structure that articulates them. What were the intentions of those who conceived them? Which effects do they have on the audiences? We will also work with resources that can be used in order to optimize communication un a more effective.
We will also explore the new digital narratives evolution, from an analytical and descriptive perspective, avoiding normative parameters and catalogs. A social perspective will be considered too. What do we talk about when referring to 'quality journalism'? What is its contribution to a critical democratic society?
Students are expected, after the course, to be able to identify the different genres, their main features, and to understand what strategies the authors have used and which effects they sought to provoke in the audience.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 840: Full course's registration fee

Scholarships

No