Journalistic Genres

Media Studies, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 15198/2014

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL + 4,50 OT

- Hália Filipa da Costa Santos


To obtain knowledge that will allow students to identify journalistic genres used in the Media with the aim of understanding and producing the same Genre. Understand the functions of each Journalistic Genre taking into account the objectives of the information to be transmitted and the medium in which they are transmitted
Apply the theoretical knowledge to the analysis. Apply theoretical knowledge in the analysis of articles published in the press and / or edited in audiovisual media, as well as in the production of journalistic content. Know the procedures for collecting information inherent to each Journalistic Genre, as well as the way in which that information should be treated.

1.News (3T + 6PL)
1.1. Assumptions: actuality, veracity, meaning and interest
1.2.The six questions
1.3. Structure: lead, first paragraph and titles
1.4.Rule of news construction
1.5.Construction by pyramids
1.6 Journalistic approach / commercial approach
2. Interview (3T + 6PL)
2.1.Reasons to interview
2.2.Keywords of the interview
2.3.Question/answer or flowing text
2.4. Types of interview
2.5.Preparing and anticipating problems
2.6. Conducting the interview
2.8. Transcript of the interview
3.Report (4T + 8PL)
3.1. Noble genre?
3.2. Small and large reports
3.4.Preparing and anticipating problems
3.5. Information search and angle selection
3.6.Description of environments and intervenients
4. Opinion (3T + 6PL)
4.1.A different arena
4.2. Features and rules
4.3.Styles and themes
4.4.Types of opinion
5.Image Supports (2T + 4PL)
5.1.Photographic reporting
5.2.Illustration and Cartoon
5.3.Maps and Graphics

Evaluation Methodology
Written test (60%) + pieces of work developed in classes (20%) + compulsory project (20%)

Exam and Re-sit Exams - 100%
The professor may consider the compulsory project work.

- Gradim, A. (2016). Framing, o enquadramento das notícias. Lisboa: Horizonte
- Público, D. (2005). Livro de Estilo do Público. Lisboa: Público
- Sousa, J. (2002). Olá Mariana - o poder da pergunta. Lisboa: Oficina do Livro
- Rosenstiel, T. e Kovach, B. (2005). Os Elementos do Jornalismo. Porto: Porto Editora
- Keen, M. (2002). Fotojornalismo - guia profissional. Lisboa: Dina Livro
- Crespo, M. (2010). A última crónica. Lisboa: Alétheia
- Vegar, J. (2001). Reportagem - uma antologia. Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim
- Fontecuberta, M. (1999). A Notícia - pistas para compreeder o mundo. Lisboa: Editorial Notícias
- Silva, V. (2009). Para o estudo da Entrevista. Lisboa: Colibri
- Ribeiro, V. (2009). Fontes sofisticadas de informação. Porto: Media XXI
- Figueiras, I. (2018). Jornalismo em tempo de pós-verdade (ebook). Lisboa: Dumar
- Pinto, M. (0). Ser jornalista hoje. Acedido em 23 de setembro de 2019 em

Method of interaction
Development of theoretical concepts based on academic and journalistic articles. Analysis and identification of the characteristics of journalistic contents. Presentation/discussion of coursework produced in the classroom context.

Software used in class