15540 - Sports Journalism

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

He employs theoretical-empirical skills in the field of journalistic news production, with particular reference to that relating to sport and motor activities. includes the theories of the media, to better decode and recode the social representation of sport conveyed by the old and new means of communication.

Course contents

At the end of the course the student is able to understand and identify changes in the way of communicating sport through personal and organizational communication, mass media and new media, especially social media. Particular attention will be given to the socio-cultural processes that regulate the work of sports journalists and new communication skills in the field of well-being and motor activities. In particular, the student will deepen the widespread feeling of a certain disaffection towards the world of football and of developments in representation in the media.


Sorrentino C., Studiare giornalismo. Ambiti, logiche, attori, Carocci, Roma, 2013: solo i capitoli 1-8 + cap. 11, pagg. 11-172 + 201-211.(non-attending students will have to integrate with further parts of the volume).

Porro N., Martelli S., Russo G., Il Mondiale delle meraviglie. Calcio, media e società da "Italia'90 a oggi, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2016.

Aroldi P., Germano I.S., Gili G., Il calcio in fuorigioco? Indagine sulla disaffezione del pubblico italiano nei confronti del “sistema calcio”, Focus in Media, Fondazione per la sussidiarietà, 2017.

Teaching methods

Lectures and case studies illustrated with the help of new communication technologies.

Assessment methods

The 2018/2019 sports journalism exam consists of an intermediate written exam (based on open questions on the three texts in the bibliography) and a final written exam scheduled for the last day of lessons, the modalities of which will be illustrated by the teacher during the course. The final evaluation is a weighted average between the grade of the first and second written tests.

Teaching tools

Educational materials available on the Internet, especially on the site of the SportComLab - Sports Communication Laboratory of the "Alma Mater": www.sportcomlab.it. Videoprojections of film productions and ad hoc readings concerning the topics of the course.

Office hours

See the website of Ivo Stefano Germano