Journalism Studies

6 ECTs / Semester / Portuguese

This discipline seeks to offer a general comprehension of the journalistic field regarding its morphology, structure, actors' practices and the logics of production-circulation-reception of information. In the end of the curricular unit, students should be able to: understand journalism as a field of scientific research and professional activity; know the similarities and specificities of print, television and digital journalism; understand the main concepts and theories of journalism studies; discuss the main challenges of contemporary journalism as regards the question of "truth" and the relations between mediatic and political fields; understand the impact of the digital environment on the definition of journalistic production and on the relationship between society and journalism.


Assistant Professor
Camila Arêas has work experience in the areas of teaching (secondary and high school), journalism (reporting, publishing) and communication…