Sociology of books and news reports (m) (2018/2019)

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
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the students with the theory, the methodology and the cultural background that enable to analyse, understand and interpret journalism. Students will learn the theory and practice of journalism techniques, with main focus on the news section. They will learn about the structure and organisation of newspapers and the different types of journalism, as well as the sociological aspects of the book publishing industry and how this is evolving during the digital era.

Syllabus

Regular reading of a newspaper, national o local, vision o television news. Intereset in reading in general and in reading books in particular. The news: what it is, how it is originated, how to stress its value, how toh ide 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.

Bibliography:
- C. Sorrentino, “Il giornalismo. Che cos'è e come funziona”, Carocci, 2002;
- C. Sorrentino, E. Bianda, "Studiare giornalismo - ambiti logiche attori", Carocci 2013;
- G. Roncaglia, “La quarta rivoluzione. Sei lezioni sul futuro del libro”, Laterza 2010;
- M. Rak (a cura di), “Comunicare con il libro”, Mondadori Università 2011;
- G. A. Ferrari, “Libro”, Bollati Boringhieri 2014.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. Rak Comunicare con il libro Mondadori Università 2011
C. Sorrentino Il giornalismo. Che cos'è e come funziona Carocci 2002
G. Roncaglia La quarta rivoluzione. Sei lezioni sul futuro del libro Laterza 2010
G. A. Ferrari Libro Bollati Boringhieri 2014
C.Sorrentino e E. Bianda Studiare giornalismo-ambiti logiche attori Carocci 2013

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with four open questions.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018