Journalistic Writing Laboratory (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Andrea Capuzzo
Andrea Capuzzo
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Sem 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The Journalistic Writing Laboratory is dedicated to the newspaper article in its different forms. At the end of the lessons the students will become familiar with the different types of journalistic prose (news, investigation, interview, reportage, article of custom, editorial, etc.) and will be able to write an original script that meets the requirements and standards of the text genre.


Write a newspaper article.

1. Analysis of the different types of journalistic article (news, report, interview, reportage, article of custom, editorial, etc.)
2. Identification of communicative, linguistic and expressive techniques adapted to the various types of journalistic writing.

Lectures and exercises through written works.
The reading and the guided analysis of significant examples of journalistic prose will be accompanied by the composition and correction of works written by the students. The texts used will be uploaded to the e-learning platform (or, if necessary, photocopied). Bibliographical references will be communicated from time to time in class.

N.B. The course is reserved for attending students only. To take the final exam you will need to have attended at least seven out of nine lessons. The presence signature will be required.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sergio Turone Come diventare giornalisti (senza vendersi) Laterza 1987
Paolo Murialdi Come si legge un giornale Laterza 1981

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is reserved for attending students only and will consist of a written test.
Students must write a journalistic article of a specific type starting from one of the tracks proposed by the teacher.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: uploading on the e-learning platform of at least seven papers (newspaper articles) among those assigned during each of the nine lessons of the Laboratory. Each upload will be followed first by the correction and evaluation of the single article and later by the approval of all the papers and the verbalization of the outcome of the Journalism Writing Laboratory, according to the proposed calendar.