Sociology of Mass Comunication and jornalistic report (m) - SOCIOLOGIA DEL GIORNALISMO (M) I MODULO (2009/2010)

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Name of lecturer
Domenico Secondulfo
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I semestre dal Sep 28, 2009 al Jan 16, 2010.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to make students aware of the fundamental concepts of the sociology of mass communications and the sociological reflection on the main mass-medium. It also examines the more interesting communicative phenomens that they have developed in new communication technologies. Topics will include strategies of counter information and psychological warfare that are considered the most sensible areas in communication work.


Course Content: The purpose of the course is to analyze both the main theories of mass communications and the specific problems which are related to them. It also examines the problem of public opinion in sense of its historical development and its modifications. After analysing theoretically issues, it is programmed the participation of some journalists. A seminary of Gianni Cipriani (Manager of D-News network) on the topic of the psychological warfare is scheduled and also a lesson on virtual community will be activated by Dr. Dell’Aquila.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test