Class Journalistic Genres

  • Presentation


    In this subject the concept of journalistic genre is discussed, confronting the theoretical proposals with the configurations introduced by the practice in the newsrooms. The intersections between journalistic genres and reference and sensationalist press are evaluated. The main journalistic genres of information and opinion are typified, introducing a third classificatory aspect - hybrids. Case studies of the Portuguese press are also carried out: daily newspapers, weekly newspapers and general information magazines.

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  • Syllabus


    I – The Concept of Journalistic Genre: between theory and practice

    1. The Journalistic Title
    1.1. Definition
    1.2. Formal, imagery and content characteristics
    1.3. Classification
    1.4. The importance of the journalistic piece and its relationship with the different journalistic genres

    2. The treatment of journalistic genres according to publications
    2.1. The case of newsmagazines

    3. Analysis parameters of journalistic genres
    3.1. Text
    3.2. the place of the image

    II – Journalistic Genres: a classification proposal

    1. Journalistic Information Genres
    1.1. The Brief;
    1.2. The news;
    1.3. The interview;
    1.4. The profile;
    1.5. The report.

    2. Opinion Journalistic Genres
    2.1. The Editorial;
    2.2. The Opinion Article;
    2.3. The ticket;
    2.4. The critic.

    3. Hybrid Journalistic Genres
    3.1. The Chronicle;
    3.2. The Analysis Article;
    3.3. The Dossier;
    3.4. New journalistc genres.


  • Objectives


    Journalistic Genres is a theoretical-practical discipline that explores the specificity of the journalistic text according to a tripartite approach: analysis, theorization and construction. The objectives are: to critically identify the journalistic genres in the national daily and weekly press, differentiating construction angles through the editorial and market positioning of the titles; theorize the main informative and opinionated journalistic genres; practice the autonomous construction of journalistic genres.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    As it is a theoretical-practical subject, Géneros Jornalísticos focuses on the work carried out by students as a way of consolidating theoretical learning. Thus, the exposition of concepts, using Power Point, is interspersed with analysis of the press, case studies, and extensive participation in class by students. Assessment: final project of Journalistic Genres -students, organized into newsrooms, create the contents of a newsmagazine, from its conception to the closing of the first issue. The grade is determined as follows: Interview - 30%; Reporting - 40%; Opinion Article or Chronicle - 20%; Collective Contents - 10%.

  • References


    Boucher, J.-D. (1993). A Reportagem Escrita. Mem-Martins: Inquérito.

    Cardoso, C. R. (2012). Seduzir ou Informar? ¿ A Capa de Newsmagazine como Dispositivo de Comunicação. Coimbra: MinervaCoimbra.

    Carro, M. J. C., & Suárez, L. S. (2000). Carro, María Jesús Casals e Suárez, Luísa Santamaría, La Opinión Periodística ¿ Argumentos e Géneros para la Persuasión, Madrid, Fragua, 2000. Madrid: Fragua.

    Marques, C. V. (2004). Pessoal e Transmissível XX-XXI. Porto: Asa.

    Martin-Lagardette, J.-L. (2001). Manual da Escrita Jornalística ¿ Escrevo ¿ Informo ¿ Convenço. Lisboa: Pergaminho.

    Montant, H. (2002). A Entrevista Escrita e o Perfil. Mem-Martins: Inquérito.

    Raimundo, O. (2005). A Entrevista no Jornalismo Contemporâneo. Coimbra: MinervaCoimbra.

    Ricardo, D. (2003). Ainda Bem Que Me Pergunta ¿ Manual de Escrita Jornalística. Lisboa: Editorial Notícias.


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