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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
semestrino IA Oct 1, 2012 Nov 21, 2012
Semestrino IB Nov 26, 2012 Jan 23, 2013
Semestrino IIA Feb 25, 2013 Apr 20, 2013
Semestrino IIB Apr 22, 2013 Jun 7, 2013
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Jan 24, 2013 Feb 23, 2013
Sessione estiva Jun 10, 2013 Jul 31, 2013
Sessione autunnale Sep 2, 2013 Sep 28, 2013
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva - I appello Jun 20, 2013 Jun 20, 2013
Sessione estiva - II appello Jul 11, 2013 Jul 11, 2013
Sessione autunnale - I appello Oct 17, 2013 Oct 17, 2013
Sessione autunnale - II appello Nov 21, 2013 Nov 21, 2013
Sessione invernale Mar 20, 2014 Mar 20, 2014
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2012 Nov 1, 2012
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2012 Dec 8, 2012
Vacanze di Natale Dec 21, 2012 Jan 6, 2013
Vacanze di Pasqua Mar 29, 2013 Apr 2, 2013
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2013 Apr 25, 2013
Festa dei Lavoratori May 1, 2013 May 1, 2013
Festa del Santo Patrono di Verona - San Zeno May 21, 2013 May 21, 2013
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2013 Jun 2, 2013
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2013 Aug 16, 2013

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


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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.

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Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



semestrino IA dal Oct 1, 2012 al Nov 21, 2012.

Learning outcomes

The course aims at 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. The students will be shown how to identify and reproduce the stylistic and textual features of journalistic texts, bearing in mind the cultural-ideological background against which a report, a feature or a commentary is set.
During the course, journalistic texts in languages other than English will be discussed as well.


Entry level required: C1 (advanced), according to the European framework.

 History of journalism: the basics
 News reporting
 Features
 Commentaries and editorials
 Subediting
 Broadcast journalism
 Court reporting
 Interviewing
 Freelancing
 Media law
 Professional ethics
 Ideology in journalism

Teaching methodology
Lectures, tutorials, seminars and practice sessions.

Reference text
Facchinetti, Roberta, Nicholas Brownlees, Birte Bös, Udo Fries (2012) News as Changing Texts. Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Further texts will be handed out during the lessons.

Examination Methods

Exam structure: written.

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.
• Facchinetti, Roberta, Nicholas Brownlees, Birte Boes, Udo Fries. 2012. News as Changing Texts. Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
•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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