Digital Journalism (261192)

Learning Outcomes

Describe the specifics of digital journalism;
Report the evolutionary stages of post-internet information;
Understand the paradox: consumption and failure of the business model;
Master writing techniques for websites, micro-sites and social networks;
Describe the advantages of the "lying pyramid" model
Use image-based resources: infographics, photos and videos.
Problematize the challenges of journalism in the internet age;
Analyze the values of digital journalism
Understand how information sources and consequences in the work and product process have changed;
Question the credibility in the web information templates;
Realize the social impact of disinformation;
State the opportunities of digital journalism;

Study Program

Transformations of journalism;
From online journalism to web journalism;
History of cyber journalism in Portugal: failures and successes;
Hypertextuality, instantaneity, multi-media, personalization, interactivity, memory and file.
Reformulation of the news architecture: “lying pyramid”;
Multimedia grammar: photo gallery, video, audio;
Advantages of digital journalism in terms of content and use;
Differentiated web practices: websites, micro-sites and social networks;
Changes in the production process: new sources and interactions;
Activity requirements in the minute-to-minute era;
Threats to the credibility of journalism;
“Fake news”: history and present moment
How the new media are changing the DNA of journalism;
Hybrid products: mixed information, promotion and entertainment;
Gap between audiences and news offer;
Internet and new opportunities for journalists.



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Franco, Guillaume, (2010), “Como escrever para a Web”, Knight Center: Austin, disponível online 
Guissani, Bruno, (1997) “A new media tells different stories”, First Monday, (Online), disponível em: 
Kovach, B&Rosenstiel, T., (2014), “The elements of journalism? What news people should know and teh public shoud expect”, ed. Nova Iorque: Three Rivers Press.