2023-2024 / PEAV0020-1

Techniques of journalism


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in information and communication5 crédits 


David Leloup

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

A journalist's primary mission consists in finding information from the best sources: dispatches, documents, experts, witnesses, pieces of evidence, personal files, the Internet... Then the journalist must verify the information, enrich it, support, decode it relate it to other things. By means of a theoretical approach, illustrated by many examples, students will be introduced to the primary methods of finding information. Through practical work students will gain mastery of major genres of journalism (factual accounts, interviews, reporting stories).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

- Creativity. React to current events by imagining story angles that bring stories to life.
- Autonomy. Find the proper journalistic techniques for the subject being written about.
- Mastery. Produce journalistic work in today's media, from the choice of subject to final editing.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

- Proficiency in oral and written expression. - Active curiosity about current events. - Frequent reader of newspapers and frequent consumer of audiovisual media.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Written exercises will be assigned during practice sessions and these will help prepare students for the final evaluation.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Number of class hours and time period: 30 hours during the second term.

Recommended or required readings

- Transparencies shown in class are made available online. - Readings highly recommended: Yves Agnès, Manuel de journalisme, Paris, La Découverte, Coll. « Guides Grands Repères », 2016 ; Jean-Luc Martin-Lagardette, Le guide de l'écriture journalistique, Paris, La Découverte, Coll. « Guides », 2016.

- Some personal written texts. - Oral examination.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Lecturer: David Leloup
Département Médias, Culture et Communication
La Grand Poste
Quai sur Meuse, 19
04 366 29 57

Research assistant:
Boris Krywicki
04 366 38 60

Evelyne Libens
04 366 32 86


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