Barcelona, Spain

Good Journalism Is Alive

when 12 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 850

This is a presential course taught at the UAB campus, where the university guarantees compliance with the sanitary measures and the development of the courses in a safe environment.

During the past century, new practices of journalistic styles in the press had arisen, at the same time that the role of media in the society was reconfigured. This subject analyses the course of journalism through its various genres, interviews, chronicles, and reports.

By reading prominent texts in class, the aim will be to understand the structure that articulates them. What were the intentions of those who conceived them? Which effects do they have on the audiences? We will also work with resources that can be used in order to optimize writing, by polishing it, brightening it, and making it more effective.

We will also explore the new digital narratives evolution, from an analytical and descriptive perspective, avoiding normative parameters and catalogs. A social perspective will be considered too. What do we talk about when referring to 'quality journalism'? What is its contribution to a critical democratic society?

Course leader

Ezequiel Ramon
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

By reading prominent texts and watching audiovisual content, the aim will be to understand the structure that articulates them. What were the intentions of those who conceived them? Which effects do they have on the audiences? We will also work with resources that can be used in order to optimize communication un a more effective.
We will also explore the new digital narratives evolution, from an analytical and descriptive perspective, avoiding normative parameters and catalogs. A social perspective will be considered too. What do we talk about when referring to 'quality journalism'? What is its contribution to a critical democratic society?
Students are expected, after the course, to be able to identify the different genres, their main features, and to understand what strategies the authors have used and which effects they sought to provoke in the audience.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 850: The course fee for international and national students (non-UAB students) is € 850 but those who register before April 30 will get 20% discount.

Scholarships

No but there is 20% discount on the tuition fee if prospective students register before April 30th.

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