Advanced English for Journalism (s) (2005/2006)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
- - -
Language of instruction
1st semester dal Oct 3, 2005 al Dec 22, 2005.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at improving the students’ ability to read and write a journalistic text, with special reference to news reports and editorials; the students will be shown how to identify the stylistic and textual features of a newspaper article, bearing in mind the cultural-ideological background against which such article is written.


- Textual structures of news discourse
- Rhetorical strategies in the language of news
- News production processes
- Newsmaking and its socio-cultural background
- Press releases
- TV news
- Reports and editorials

Assessment methods and criteria

The structure of the exam will be decided with the students during the course.