The Press, Journalism and Society

lcomu1323  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

The Press, Journalism and Society
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
22.5 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. Read the newspaper as "professionals".
2. Understand better how press stories work. 
3. Have 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”.
Teaching methods
Lecture. Required reading.
Evaluation methods
Written examination. Open-ended questions.
Other information
Evaluation: 20 minute oral examination Course materials: a book and a collection of articles
Online resources
PowerPoint files. Reference texts.
Portefeuille de textes.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in History

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Master [120] in History

Minor in Information and Communication