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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre Oct 3, 2011 Jan 27, 2012
II semestre Feb 27, 2012 Jun 8, 2012
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione esami invernale Jan 30, 2012 Feb 25, 2012
Sessione esami estiva Jun 11, 2012 Jul 31, 2012
Sessione esami autunnale Sep 3, 2012 Sep 29, 2012
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione laurea estiva SC - I appello Jun 21, 2012 Jun 21, 2012
Sessione laurea estiva SC - II appello Jul 12, 2012 Jul 12, 2012
Sessione laurea autunnale SC - I appello Oct 20, 2012 Oct 20, 2012
Sessione laurea autunnale SC - II appello Nov 14, 2012 Nov 14, 2012
Sessione invernale Mar 21, 2013 Mar 21, 2013
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2011 Nov 1, 2011
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2011 Dec 8, 2011
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 22, 2011 Jan 6, 2012
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 5, 2012 Apr 10, 2012
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2012 Apr 25, 2012
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2012 May 1, 2012
Festa del Patrono di Verona S. Zeno May 21, 2012 May 21, 2012
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2012 Jun 2, 2012
Vacanze estive Aug 8, 2012 Aug 15, 2012

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Alberti Alberto

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Alizzi Antonio

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Bellotto Massimo

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Castellani Umberto

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Grossato Elisa

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Kofler Peter Erwin

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Leso Erasmo

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Ligas Pierluigi

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Ligugnana Giovanna

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Marcolungo Ferdinando Luigi

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Monti Silvia

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Orioles Marco

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Palma Paola

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Pozzani Gabriele

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
Please select your Study Plan based on your enrollment year.

1° Year

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2° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2012/2013

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I semestre dal Oct 3, 2011 al Jan 27, 2012.

Learning outcomes

The course aims at
(a) illustrating
- the main steps of the history of news-writing, from its early beginning to the present time of unmediated journalism,
- the features of the language of journalism;
(b) developing the ability to analyze and produce a journalistic piece in its different forms, be it a written text (print / on-line version) or a broadcast piece.


- English and the Media
- History of newspapers
- The ladder of publications
- Newspaper sections from past to present
- Text types
- News reports
- Sources in news reporting
- Features
- Commentaries
- Focus on headlines
- Subediting
- Broadcast journalism
- TV journalism
- Broadcast journalism
- Interviewing
- Freelancing
- Investigative journalism
- Media law
- Corpus linguistics applied to the language of journalism

All suggested texts and handbooks will be illustrated and discussed during the course.
The dedicated page (e-learning platform) will be regularly updated with materials and references.

Examination Methods

written exam.
NB: Students intending to take this exam are strongly advised to attend the lessons.


Students who do not attend the course have to study in detail the following references:

• Banks, David and Mark Hanna 2009. McNae’ Essential Law for Journalists, 20th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
• Bell, Martin 2010. “The death of news”. British Journalism Review 21/1. 73-74
• Bown, Lesley and Ann Gawthorpe (2008) Teach Yourself. Writing for Magazines. London: Hachette Livre UK Company.
• Boyd, Andrew (2001) 5th ed. Broadcast Journalism: Techniques of Radio and Television News, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
• Brownlees, Nicholas (1999) Corantos and Newsbooks: Language and Discourse in the First English Newspapers (1620-1641). Edizioni ETS, Pisa.
• Chouliaraki, Lilie. 2010. “Self-mediation: New media and citizenship”. Critical Discourse Studies 7/4. 227-232.
• Clayman Steven and John Heritage (2002) The News Interview. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
• Conboy, Martin. 2010. The Language of Newspapers: Socio-Historical Perspectives. London: Continuum.
• Cotter, Colleen 2011. “Women's place at the Fourth Estate: Constraints on voice, text, and topic”, Journal of Pragmatics, Vol. 43/10, pp. 2519-2533.
• Craig, David. 2011. Excellence in Online Journalism. Exploring Current Practices in an Evolving Environment. London: SAGE.
• Deuze, Mark 2008. “Understanding journalism as newswork: How it changes, and how it remains the same”. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, University of Westminster, London, Vol. 5(2): 4-23.
• Devereux, Eoin. 2007. Understanding the Media. London: SAGE.
• Fries, Udo, Viviane Müller and Peter Schneider (eds.) (1997) From Ælfric to the New York Times. Studies in English Corpus Linguistics. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
• Hennessy, Brendan 2006. 4th ed. Writing Feature Articles. A Practical Guide to Methods and Markets. Oxford: Focal Press.
• Hoey, Michael 2001. Textual Interaction. An Introduction to Written Discourse Analysis. London, Routledge.
• Huls Erica and Jasper Varwijk 2011. “Political bias in TV interviews”. Discourse and Society 22(1): 48-65.
• Jucker, Andreas 1992. Social Stylistics, Syntactic Variation in British Newspapers. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
• Jucker, Andreas H. (1986) News Interviews: A Pragmalinguistic Analysis. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
• Lee Wright, Peter 2010. New Media, Old News. London: SAGE.
• Quinn, Stephen 2001. Digital Sub-editing and Design, Oxford: Focal Press.
• Reese, Stephen D., Lou Rutigliano, Kideuk Hyun and Jaekwan Jeong. 2007. “Mapping the blogosphere: Professional and citizen-based media in the global news arena”. Journalism 8/3. 235-261.
• Ungerer, Friedrich 2002. “When news stories are no longer stories: The emergence of the top-down structure in news reports in English newspapers”. In Andreas Fischer, Gunnel Tottie and Hans Martin Lehmann (eds.) Text Types and Corpora. Studies in Honour of Udo Fries, Gunter Narr: Tübingen, pp. 91-104.
• Van Dijk, Teun A. 1988. News as Discourse. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, London.
• Van Hout, Tom and Geert Jacobs. 2010. News production theory and practice: Fieldwork notes on power, interaction and agency. Pragmatics 18/1. 59-85.
• Williams, Kevin. 2010. Read All About It! A History of the British Newspaper. London, N.Y.: Routledge.

Moreover, in order to give the exam, non-attenders have to send the teacher 3 news reports, 3 features, 3 commentaries and 3 TV packages one week before the exam. The assessment of such texts will be integral part of the exam.

The exam for non-attenders will be structured as follows:
1) Written questions on the above-mentioned bibliographic references;
2) Writing of a journalistic piece;
3) Analysis of a journalistic piece and identification of its textual type.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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