Media Discourse


Master's degree in Editorial Design, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 7904/2013 - 18/06/2013

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 3,0 O

- Hália Filipa da Costa Santos

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In general, get to know the Portuguese Media (property, editorial line, target audience, missions, professional constraints and ethical issues), as well as the way they present their contents (from the point of view of the Written Discourse, but also of the visual representation).

1. The power of Communication, functions and media owners: from historical context to the present.
2. Characteristics of the different types of Media: reference, popular, 'hybrid' 'alternative' and independent.
3. Print and digital journalistic discourse: editorial options in terms of written content.
4. Photojournalism and Editorial Design: linking visual elements; relationship between professionals.
5. The causes of the media: the role of the media in determining and/or fracturing issues.
6. Media representations: minorities and off-the- agenda issues.

Evaluation Methodology
Continous assessment involves carrying out an individual assignment on one of the topics specified in the syllabus. Work will be presented and discussed in class. Alternatively, they can choose a written test.
Examination and Resit Examination assessment are a written test.

- Kress, G. (2001). Multimodal Discourse. London: Arnold
- Bell, A. (2001). Multimodal Discourse. Oxford: Blackwell
- Charaudeau, P. (2006). Discurso das Mídias. São Paulo: Contexto
- Rebelo, J. (2000). O Discurso do Jornal. Lisboa: Notícias Editorial
- Kress, G. (2001). Multimodal Discourse. London: Arnold
- Freire, I. (2020). Sexualidades, Media e Revolução. Lisboa: Imprensa Ciências Sociais
- Sousa (ed), H. (2017). Comunicação e Política: tempos, contextos e desafios. Braga: Centro de Estudos e Comunicação da Universidade do Minho
- Lemos Martins (ed), M. (2020). Discursos sobre migrantes, refugiados e minorias na esfera pública - O séc. XXI em debate. Braga: Centro de Estudos e Comunicação da Universidade do Minho
- Thornborrow (et al), J. (0). Discursive constructions of populism in opinion-based journalism: A comparative European study. Acedido em 20 de outubro de 2021 em ttps://
- Fidalgo, J. (0). Portugal Impoverished media struggling for survival. Acedido em 20 de outubro de 2021 em

Method of interaction
Presentation of the theoretical content supported by datashow resources.
Analysis of academic papers.
Analysis of media outputs.
Organization of class debates.
Presentation and discussion of projects undertaken by students.

Software used in class
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