Advanced English for Publishing and Journalism (2019/2020)

Course code
4S008069
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

Advanced English for publishing and journalism (m)
The course aims to provide students with specialist skills and methodologies in English for Journalism, in the wide sense of the term. At the end of the course, students will be competent in the history of newsreporting in English-speaking countries, from its early stages to the present time, touching on "mainstream", "unmediated" and "multimodal journalism" as well. Students will also be able to produce journalistic pieces with special reference to "news reports", "features" and "commentaries", as well as texts aimed at radio journalism.
At the end of the course students will have acquired the necessary tools to maintain a positive attitude towards learning so as to keep themselves regularly updated in the field.

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
Facchinetti Roberta, Nicholas Brownlees, Birte Bös, Udo Fries News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis (Edizione 2) Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015 978-1-4438-8036-7

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam on the following topics:
- 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