Advanced English for Journalism (m) (2010/2011)

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
Location
VERONA
Period
Primo semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Jan 22, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at developing the ability to analyze and produce a journalistic piece in its different forms, be it a written text (print / on-line version) or a broadcast piece. The students will be shown how to identify and reproduce the stylistic and textual features of journalistic texts, bearing in mind the cultural-ideological background against which a report, a feature or a commentary is set.
During the course, journalistic texts in languages other than English will be discussed as well.

Syllabus

Pre-requisites
Entry level required: C1 (advanced), according to the European framework.

Programme
 History of journalism: the basics
 News reporting
 Features
 Commentaries and editorials
 Subediting
 Broadcast journalism
 Court reporting
 Interviewing
 Freelancing
 Media law
 Professional ethics
 Ideology in journalism

Teaching methodology: Lectures, tutorials, seminars and practice sessions.

Suggested texts
Banks, David and Mark Hanna (2009). McNae’ Essential Law for Journalists, 20th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Cole, Peter & Tony Harcup (2010) Newspaper Journalism. London: Sage.
Fenton, Natalie (2010) New Media, Old News. Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age. London: Sage.
Hennessy, Brendan (2006) 4th ed. Writing Feature Articles, Oxford: Focal Press.
Starkey, Guy & Andrew Crisell (2009) Radio Journalism. London: Sage.
Further texts will be handed out during the lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

written