The course aims to analyze in-depth journalism on television in the Italian context. The different formats of news and their distribution will be analyzed: news, talk shows, infotainment, investigative and reportage programs. Slow journalism. The languages, styles and protagonists of narration will be analyzed. Part of the course will be dedicated to understanding the concrete production of in-depth content, from the search for sources, to filming in the field and editing. And finally, their broadcasting with a focus on the role of the home audience, also considering the crucial function of the various social media platforms.
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First part. Presentation and analysis of the news sector in Italy, in terms of production structure and consumption dynamics. Attention to the main journalistic genres in the formats of television information: politics, economics, news, foreign affairs, culture, sports.
Second part of the course will be dedicated to the specifics of the talk show, the reportage and the documentary: topics treated, role of the presenter / narrator, storytelling style, management of guests and interviewees, possible involvement of the public in home and interconnection with other media.
The laboratory includes an analysis part and an ideation and realization of television product.
During the course there will be meetings that will take advantage of the presence of information professionals in the areas analyzed.

Core Documentation

Reference books:

Aldo Grasso, Radio e televisione. Teorie, analisi, storie, esercizi, Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 2000
Enrico Menduni, Televisione e radio nel XXI secolo, Laterza, 2017

Further indications during the course.

Type of delivery of the course

Attendance is mandatory.

Type of evaluation

various exercises will be carried out with the creation of audio-visual products. The exam will be an overall assessment of the student's progress and tests done. At the exam there will be an interview and the examination of a final video.