Computing devices for the journalists (s) (2005/2006)

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Name of lecturer
Umberto Castellani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2nd semester dal Feb 20, 2006 al May 31, 2006.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Introduction to computer instruments oriented on journalism. Functioning and use. Analysis on how these instruments influence a journalist’ job.


The course will try to answer some main questions: -How many “kinds of journalism” do we have today, depending on different connected means of information (news-print, radio, tv, website, video)? –Digital treatment of images, audio digital, digital cameras: how they’ve changed journalist’ profession? –Can we identify differences and continuity between “traditional” and on-line journalism? –
The course will be held alternately in journalistic and in informatics lessons (with lab hours) regarding: Text: what does producing a text means?. Images: how do we produce them and their relationship with written text. Sounds: production and assembling. Video: production and assembling. Iper-text and web: how do we create an iper-text and a web-page, differences between on-line and “traditional” journalism.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final discussion and evaluation of a written product.