Analyzing Online Journalism (Code: 51896)
The nature of technology and journalism is in permanent change. Digitalization has not changed the core principles that underlie journalism, yet it has allowed a terrific shift in terms of habits, capacities and expectations of news production and news consumption –and of course of business models–, but also major changes in news avoidance, inequality in accessing quality news (and its impact on democracy and participation), and trust in media and in news. In this course, which is intended mainly in a practical way, is aimed at understanding the birth and evolution of online journalism, its characteristics, and at assessing the quality of digital media on the Internet. Theoretical content is also provided in order to build practice on it. Hence, students will look for the best practices in international news coverage online through three main levels: company, messages, and user interaction.
Keywords: Internet, Digitalization, Technology, Fake News
Fields: Journalism, Communication, Media Studies, Contemporary Studies, Global Studies