Advanced English for Journalism (m) (2018/2019)

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
Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at helping students develop the skills they need to analyze and produce a journalistic piece in its different forms. During the lessons, the history of journalistic writing in anglophone countries will also be dealt with, from its beginning to the present day, touching on multimodal/multisemiotic journalism.

Syllabus

- History of journalism: the basics
- From monomodal to multimodal/multisemiotic journalism
- News reporting
- Features
- Commentaries and editorials
- Subediting
- Broadcast journalism
- Interviewing
- Freelancing
- Loaded language in journalism
- Journalistic jargon

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Facchinetti, Roberta Dizionario Giornalistico Italiano-Inglese (Edizione 1) Giappichelli 2015 9788834858844

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam as follows:

1) one journalistic piece (news report, feature o commentary);

2) questions on the topics dealt with during the lessons:
- History of journalism: the basics
- From monomodal to multimodal/multisemiotic journalism
- News reporting
- Features
- Commentaries and editorials
- Subediting
- Broadcast journalism
- Interviewing
- Freelancing
- Loaded language in journalism
- Journalistic jargon

Student opinions - 2017/2018