The Press, Journalism and Society

lcomu1323  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

The Press, Journalism and Society
4 credits
22.5 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course aims to introduce students to the realities and multi-faceted nature of journalism and the Belgian and international printed Press. It provides a critical overview of the Press, dealing with its history and highlighting its emblematic function. It introduces readings on Anthropology and creates links between literature and journalism.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objectives of this course are: 1. to teach students how to read the newspaper as "professionals". 2. to bring students to a better understanding of how press stories work. 3. to give students access to a whole group of journalist-writers.
 
Content
Main areas of focus :
1. To provide an introduction to journalism.
2. To identify some fundamental historical landmarks, through the journey of Anglo-Saxon and Francophone journalistic practices.
3. To develop a mastery of the theoretical frameworks for analyzing journalistic practices and to identify some cross-cutting societal issues.
This course offers a fourfold perspective on journalism.
- It takes a sociological look at journalism by examining the place of this activity in contemporary society, using reference authors in this field.
- It proposes a journey through the great historical figures of journalism to shed light on their positions and practices.
- It analyzes the intersection of reality and fiction to perceive the representation of journalistic roles in fiction, as well as to determine the borrowings that journalism makes from fiction and its techniques.
- It raises awareness of the importance of the role played by women journalists and the roles they are assigned within this profession.
Evaluation methods
Written examination. Open-ended questions.
The exam will be conducted in French. Non-French speaking students may request to take it in English.
Bibliography
Voir le portefeuille de textes mis à disposition en ligne sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Master [120] in History

Master [60] in History

Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences

Minor in Information and Communication