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International Journalism I: Global Information Business, Management & Finance Program Spring 2025 Semester - Madrid

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International Journalism I: Global Information

International Journalism I: Global Information Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Location: Madrid, Spain
Primary Subject Area: Journalism
Instruction in: English
Course Code: 13284
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 42
Prerequisites: Political Philosophy. First course. Basic formation * Economy. First course. Basic formation * Search techniques and use of information. Second course. Compulsory * Journalistic Information on Situations, Trends and Social Problems. Third course. Compulsory *Universal history. Third course. Optional * Statistics Applied to Journalism. First course. Basic formation * The News Journal. First course. Compulsory * Skills: English. First course. Basic formation


The course syllabus is divided into seven thematic topics:

1) General:
1.1 .- The background of global and international journalism and the different theoretical frameworks
1.2.- Correspondents, envoys and legal coverage
1.3 .- The functions and dysfunctions of international information
1.4 .- The traditional and current sources.

2) Evolution of war and conflict journalism. Propaganda:
2.1 .- The type of conflict information
2.2 .- Forms of censorship and propaganda and ethical and professional response
2.3 .- The coverage of the wars in the twentieth and twenty-first century
2.4 .- The treatment of conflicts less visible and e-wars.

3) The information on terrorism and disasters:
3.1 .- AlQaeda and cyberterrorism
3.2 .- Organized crime
3.3 .- Climate change, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, volcanoes, accidents etc.

4) The information from international agencies:
4.1 .- The UN, NATO, the EU, WHO, the G-8, the G-20
4.2 .- The large NGOs
4.3 .- International cooperation.

5) The international political information:
5.1 .- International relationships: principles and current status. The leading think tanks and their analysis and proposals
5.2 .- The elections, the crisis of governance, and regime change
5.3 .- The internal information of the countries.

6) Information on geopolitical areas:
6.1.- Europe
6.2 .- United States
6.3 .- Latin America
6.4 .- China and East Asia
6.5 .- Near and Middle East
6.6 .- Arab World and Africa.

7) Global Information in the Twenty-First Century
7.1 .- The global information available to everyone: culture, religion, events, science
7.2 .- The Internet's impact on the evolution of international society: social networks and the Wikileaks case
7.3 .- The international section in the digital age.

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