Journalistic Genres

Media Studies
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 production the same Genre.Apply the theoretical knowledge to the analysis and production of Media content.

1.News reports (6T)
1.2.Present reality, accurate information, meaning and general interest
1.3.The six questions
1.4.Types of news articles
1.5 Branded news
1.6 Fake news
1.7 Clipping
1.8.The lead
1.9.The principal paragraph
1.10.The headlines
1.11.Rules to build a news article
1.12.Tecniques to build a news article: the pyramids
1.13.The assurance and/or the erosionof the inverted pyramid
1.14. Journalistic approach/commercial approach

2. Interview (4T)
2.1.The reasons to interview
2.2.Key idea of the Interview
2.3.Question and Answer or full text
2.4.Types of Interview
2.5.Preparation and antecipation of problems
2.6.Definition of the rules between journalist and interviewed
2.7.Conducting the Interview
2.8.From the information recorded to the written interview

3.Report (6T)
3.1.Noble genre?
3.2.Little and big reports
3.3.Types of reports
3.4.Styles of reports
3.5.Preparation and antecipation of problems
3.6.Looking for information
3.7.Choosing the angle
3.8.Describing environments and people

4.Opinion articles (2T)
4.1.Something apart
4.2.Caracteristics and rules
4.3.Styles and thematics
4.4.Types of opinion articles: from the editoria to the critics
4.5. Op-ed without signature?

5.Visual Supports (4T)
5.1.Photographics reports
5.2.Icons and symbols
5.3.Draws, Caricature and Cartoon

6.The end of Journalistic Genre? (2T)


1.News articles(4P)
1.1.Analysis of different types of news article
1.2.Techniques of writing news articles: the pyramids

2.Interviews (2P)
2.1.Analysis onf written interviews
2.2.The broadcast interview

3.Reports (4P)
3.1.Analysis of written reports
3.2.Reports in radio and televison
3.3.Different angles
3.4.Describing environments and people
3.5.The importance of the discourse of the sources

4.Opinion articles (2P)
4.1.Analysis of opinion articles
4.2.Commentariat programmes on television
4.3.The importance of editorials
4.4.The specific cases of critical articles

5.Other Genre(4P)
5.1.Profiling protagonists
5.2.Preparing and producing a street inquiry
5.3.Analysis of Visual Supports
5.4.Analysis of Broad Themes

6.Presentation of students reports (8P)

Evaluation Methodology
Written test (80%) + compulsory project (20%) (6/dec)

Exam and Re-sit Exams - 100%
The professor may consider the compulsory project work for 20% of the grade.

- , .(2000). El estilo del periodista. Marid: Taurus
- , .(2004). Os Elementos do Jornalismo. Porto: Porto Editora
- Gradim, A. (2016). Framing, o enquadramento das notícias. Lisboa: Horizonte
- Sousa, J. (2002). Olá Mariana - o poder da pergunta. Lisboa: Oficina do Livro
- Público, D. (2005). Livro de Estilo do Público. Lisboa: Público

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