History of journalism

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide the student with an in-depth reconstruction of the history of journalism in Italy, in the most general context of the history of journalism in Europe and the United States, from 1848 to the present, with particular regard to the social, political and cultural aspects, as well as the communicative, formal and stylistic aspects that characterize it. Information and interpretation tools will be provided for press, audiovisual and online journalism, as well as the keys to reading the iconographic devices (illustrations and photographs) that accompany the texts. Teaching aims to ensure the acquisition of solid knowledge in the fields of multimedia communication by anchoring them to a strengthening student's humanistic training, and a strengthening of their general culture and a refinement of their critical and interpretive skills.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students will have acquired a secure knowledge of the general lines of the history of journalism from 1848 to the present and that of Italian journalism to an in-depth degree, grasping the links between the national case and international models, and the skills necessary to decode journalistic language in its different formats, placing its history within that of the media system. They will also have honed their ability to identify the focal issues of journalism's history within the context of the events in which it unfolds and to consider the underlying political, economic, social and cultural aspects as well as the communicative, formal and stylistic aspects that characterize it. The students will also be able to reinforce their critical and interpretative abilities, thanks to repeated calls to investigate the complexity of the development of the modes of communication during the modern age through the analysis of documents and the use of different historiographic interpretations.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours