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CODE 57188
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/04
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

JOURNALISM HISTORY (Crds-ECTS 9) - The evolution of journalism from the origins to the present time and the cultural, political, economic, social, technological contexts which have determined the origin of the different kinds of journalism up to the consolidation of complex information systems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students will have acquired knowledge of the historical development of the main information tools and will thus be able to orient themselves and critically evaluate the current media system.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student will acquire adequate knowledge in relation to

the historical development of journalism and other media (radio, television) in the main European states and in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries,

the recent emergence of digital media and their impact on traditional journalism,

the evolution of the laws that regulate the principles of publishing.

It will thus be able

 to evaluate critically and in comparative terms the differences between the different journalistic models,

to present the topics covered by the program with appropriate language,

to independently carry out further investigations.

PREREQUISITES

A good  knowledge of Italian .

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures for a total of 54 hours (9 Cfu). It will be held in face-to-face teaching mode.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The development of journalism from 1400s to the present time, in general terms, also with reference to technological innovations, and in relation to France, The United Kingdom, Germany, Italia, Russia and the United Stetes.The diffusion of radio and television in the above states. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The two following texts are mandatory:

 Oliviero Bergamini, La democrazia della stampa. Storia del giornalismo Laterza, Roma-Bari, ultima edizione.

Pierluigi Allotti, Quarto potere. Giornalismo e giornalisti nell’Italia contemporanea, Roma, Carocci, 2017.

Students who cannot attend at least 2/3 of the lessons (equal to 36 hours) must study an additional text chosen from the following: 

Pierluigi Allotti, La libertà di stampa. Dal XVI secolo a oggi, Bologna, il Mulino, 2020.

Sergio Maistrello, Giornalismo e nuovi media. L'informazione al tempo del citizen journalism, Apogeo, 2009.

Giuseppe Riva, Fake News. Vivere e sopravvivere in un mondo post-verità, Bologna, il Mulino, 2018.

Vittorio Sabadin, L’ultima copia del “New York Times”. Il futuro dei giornali di carta, Roma, Donzelli, 2007

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA ELISABETTA TONIZZI (President)

RENZO REPETTI

FEDERICO DONELLI (Substitute)

GUIDO LEVI (Substitute)

MARINA MILAN (Substitute)

MIRELLA AGNESE PASINI (Substitute)

LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lessons will start on monday 12 February 2024. 

Please consult for the lesson time table unige easyacademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is  oral and in Italia. Foreign students can ask to take it written or oral in English or Italian.


 

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ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam consists of two questions relating to the entire program. The exam is passed if both answers are sufficient. In the event that one of the two answers is insufficient, a third question will be asked. Another question will be asked about the additional book. An intemediate examination on the firs part of the program is foreseen.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
10/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
07/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
22/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
12/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
10/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
11/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI

FURTHER INFORMATION

Alla students must join Aulaweb.

Erasmus students can agree on a specific program by contacting the teacher at the beginning of the course.

Students with DSA certification, disability or other educational needs are advised to contact the referent professor Aristide Canepa and the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.