Porto Integrated Journalism Workshop

Helder Bastos (Instructor) , Rita Neves Costa (Student Testimonial) , Jéssica Justo (Student Testimonial) , Irene Da Rocha (Researcher) , Carles Singla (Researcher)

Topics: UPF , Integrated newsroom , External media partnership , Multimedia , Production , Industry Collaboration , Project

Integrated journalism with own media publications

This course is an example of how several projects and the university's own media outlets become connected through a single subject. Students interested in becoming editors and multimedia journalists, can gain practical experience in the faculty in a context where they might not have enough camera/micro time during class. In “Atelier Integrado de Jornalismo” they are “regular journalists” and become content providers for the faculty's own media (JPN and JPR).

University: Universidade de Porto, Portugal
College/Department: Faculdade de Letras
Study Program: Journalism Level: BA
Students: 47 ECTS: 9 Duration: 15 weeks

“It is intended that the student develops the most mastery of techniques specific expression of each of the four media (Press, Radio, Television and Online). In this subject students are able to produce pieces and fully explore the set of previously assimilated techniques. It also aims to enable students to perform high complexity journalistic work with special emphasis on journalistic genres that require more versatility, such as features.” 

Integrated Journalism Workshop

Integrated Journalism Workshop

This course is complemented with Porto University’s own media publications (Radio) JPR and (On-line) JPN.

The subject has a team of specialized teachers for each media and a coordinator. Students attend laboratories two mornings per week during one semester and complement it with tutorial sessions to develop their projects. While working once per each media, they keep connecting and converging the media in terms of content development. 



Practical exercise / application

Learning outcome

Print press

1. Editorial

2. Article

3. Comment

4. Chronicle

5. Report

6. Preparation of newspapers

Being able to learn the techniques and characteristics of print media and to write an article, a chronicle, and conduct an interview.


1. Interview

2. Report

3. The new sound narratives on the Internet

4. News

Being able to learn the techniques and characteristics of the radio and record and edit a news magazine for JPR


1. Conduct an interview on TV

2. Write text for TV

3. Work on live TV

4. Construct television news

Being able to learn the techniques and characteristics of TV journalism, work with agencies inputs and create TV news.


1. Theory of online journalism

2. Practice of online journalism

3. Development of cyber journals

Being able to learn the techniques and characteristics of online media and produce features for an online news site ,JPN.


Learning objectives will be achieved if, at the end of the course, the students have proven they have developed the following skills: Mastering the specifics of the languages and expression techniques of each different media (press, radio, TV and online) and the application of multimedia skills, and their use of the mastery of techniques to achieve practical work in each journalistic genre.

Evaluation: Continuous evaluation

Assessment Components, Description Weight (%)

Fieldwork, practical exercises 100.00

Mandatory attendance at 75% of classes



Title / Description of content


Boyd, Andrew

Journalism. Techniques of radio & TV news

This book covers the basics of broadcasting from gathering news sources, interviewing, putting together a programme, news writing, reporting, editing, working in the studio, conducting live reports, and more.  It includes photos, quotations, and coverage of convergent journalism, podcasting, multimedia journalism and citizen journalism.


Grijelmo, Álex

El Estilo del Periodista

This book includes the basic tips for writing successfully for the media. It is a language guide with newspaper examples and anecdotes for each genre.


Kolodzy, Janet

Convergence Journalism: Writing and Reporting across the News Media

An introductory text on how to think, report, write, and present news across platforms.



They produce content specifically for 2 external media:

JPN – Journalismo Porto Net


This media is the university online newspaper of general thematic (national, that absorbs content from the subject, but also has students’ all-year-round doing their internships there. (clarity, I don’t really understand)After some period, when they gain more experience, they are the ones that become the editors-in chief.  We should mention their “livro de estilo” [Style Guide] that occupies a highlighted position on their website.


JPR- Journalismo Porto Radio


It has the same idea as the previous online news media. It includes an information section, magazine programs, and musical programs… all in a podcast system. Students from the subject start publishing there, then the next year they can do full internships, become editors-in-chief and have their own programmes. It also has a style guide description of how they have to prepare their pieces, news structure.


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