Advanced English for Journalism (m) (2009/2010)

Course code
4S02366
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Coordinator
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Period
I semestre dal Sep 28, 2009 al Jan 16, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at improving the students’ ability to analyze and produce a journalistic piece in its different forms, be it a written text (print / on-line version) or an instance of broadcast journalism. The students will be shown how to identify and reproduce the stylistic and textual features of journalistic texts, bearing in mind the cultural-ideological background against which a report, a feature or a commentary is set.

Syllabus

Pre-requisites:
Entry level required: C1 (advanced), according to the European framework.

Programme
 History of journalism: the basics
 News reporting
 Writing news reports
 Features
 Writing feature articles
 Commentaries and editorials
 Writing commentaries and editorials
 Subediting
 Broadcast journalism
 Court reporting
 Interviewing
 Freelancing
 Media law
 Professional ethics
 Ideology in journalism

Teaching methodology: Lectures, tutorials, seminars and practice sessions.


Suggested texts:
Boyd, Andrew, (2001) 5th ed. Broadcast Journalism: Techniques of Radio and Television News, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Harris, Geoffrey and David Spark (1997) 3rd ed. Practical Newspaper Reporting (edited, with additional material, by F. W. Hodgson), Oxford: Focal Press.
Hennessy, Brendan (2006) 4th ed. Writing Feature Articles, Oxford: Focal Press.
Quinn, Stephen (2001) Digital Sub-editing and Design, Oxford: Focal Press.
Welsh, Tom, Walter Greenwood and David Banks (2007) 19th ed. McNae’ Essential Law for Journalists, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Further texts will be handed out during the lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

written exam