Sociology of books and news reports (m) (2013/2014)

Course code
4S02369
Name of lecturer
Lorenzo Reggiani
Coordinator
Lorenzo Reggiani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestrino A, I semestrino B

Lesson timetable

I semestrino A
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1 from Oct 10, 2013  to Nov 16, 2013
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1 from Oct 10, 2013  to Nov 16, 2013
I semestrino B
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of the publishing world: the theory and in particular the technique, from the organization of a newspaper to the different kinds of journalism, with special concern with the news. Information on the book publishing world and on the changes introduced by the digital era.

Syllabus

Pre-requisites: Regular reading of a newspaper, national or local, vision of television news. Interest in reading in general and in reading books in particular.

Contents of the course: The news: what it is, how it is originated, how to stress its value, how to hide it, the sources and the eye of the reporter; the use of photos; time and place of work; journalism and journalisms; new horizons of information; broadening of journalistic field.
The course of the book and its process of communication up to the new chapter opened by digital technology.

Reference books:
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Other books on specific topics dealt with in the course will be communicated during the classes.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam, in form of essay on suggested topics.