Advanced English for Journalism (s) (2006/2007)

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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 2, 2006 al Dec 20, 2006.

Lesson timetable

1st semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1  

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
- Editorials
- News reports
- Press releases
- Discourse and ideology in the news
- Newsmaking and its socio-cultural background
- Rhetorical strategies in the language of news

Assessment methods and criteria

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