The Press, Journalism and Society

lcomu1323  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

The Press, Journalism and Society
4 credits
30.0 h
Grevisse Benoît;

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.

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.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course has a number of key components: 1. In-depth analysis of the history and reality of the Belgian daily Press. 2. Comparative presentation of a range of foreign types of Press. 3. Analysis of specific Press stories: local reporting, sensational reporting, news in brief stories, 4. Analysis of a dozen or so literary works that borrow from the journalistic approach to event narration. 5. Presentation of several works of fiction that deal with the relationship between journalism and society.
Other information
Evaluation: 20 minute oral examination Course materials: a book and a collection of articles
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in History

Master [120] in History

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Minor in Information and Communication