Part of this Programme
Communication and Journalism
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 4
Year | Type of course unit | Language
3 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
106,7 | 45
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Inscribed in the intersection of contradictory tendencies information and communication, interdisciplinarity and specialization sports journalism is discussed, with problems of identity, read ontological. Therefore, the first step of this discipline is exhausted in the delimitation of the concept of sporting event, conjugating it with the notion of total social fact. Hence the origin of the object of sports journalism, we propose a retrospective journey that brings out, less an archeology in the structuralist way, than the evolution of sporting activity and public interest that it later provoked. Parallel to this diachrony, we propose a critical reading of the political geography of sports journalism, and of the practices associated with it. Identifying trends and problems, looking at new scenarios and knowing how to identify the specifics of different journalistic media will be the final steps that will bring new discussions.
Knowing in depth the object of sports journalism is the first objective of the discipline. To this end, two research areas will be established. From the structural point of view, the study of the evolution of the concept of sport and its main historical manifestations. In the conjuncture, the presentation of the main journalistic projects, national and international, with investment in sport. Fundamental analyzes to reach the ultimate objectives of the discipline: critical analysis of current journalistic production and promotion of a new practice
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
Provide the student with the cognitive, historical and technical instruments that allow him to delimit the sporting event, interpret it and relate it to the social, cultural and political context. To master the techniques and practices used by sports journalism: to select and prioritize information, to contact information sources, to write news and reports, to identify best practices, to know in depth the main editorial projects of the sports press.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
The UC of sports journalism combines different methodologies. The sessions will be divided into two parts. In the first part, there will be an oral presentation of the theoretical component of the subject, encouraging the consultation of texts referred to in the bibliography provided and the discussion in the classes about the subject addressed. In the second half, the theoretical component will be applied in practical exercises. In the spirit of continuous evaluation, the exercises will count towards the final evaluation and the students will be invited to do work outside the class texts, reports, preparation of classes, reports. The evaluation of the discipline reflects the theoretical-practical nature. The theoretical component will be evaluated in a written test whose result will correspond 45% of the final classification. The practical component is worth 55% of the final grade so divided: 45% in a great report that the students will produce during the semester; and 10% to evaluate the practical and simulation exercises produced
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BROHM, Jean-Marie (1976) Sociologie politique du sport. Paris: Ed. J.-P. Delarge.
DEFRANCE, Jacques (2000) Sociologie du Sport, 3ª edição. Paris: La Découverte.
ELIAS, Norbert (1993) A Busca da Excitação. Lisboa: Difel (orig. 1985).
GUTTMANN, Allen (1978) From Ritual to Record, The Nature of Modern Sports, New York:Columbia University Press.
LOPEZ, António Alcoba (2011) Periodismo Deportivo. Madrid: Editorial Sintesis.
NEVES, José e DOMINGOS, Nuno (coord) (2011) Uma História do Desporto (3 Vols). Vila do Conde: QuidNovi.
PINHEIRO, Francisco (2010) História da Imprensa Desportiva em Portugal. Porto: Edições Afrontamento.
THOMAS, Raymond (1993) Le Sport et les Medias. Paris: Ed. Vigot.
VASSORT, Patrick (1999) Football et Politique, sociologie historique d¿une domintion, Paris: Les Éditions de la Passion,