Guías Docentes Electrónicas
1. General information
Course:
JOURNALISM RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
Code:
16316
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
377 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN JOURNALISM
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
12 - FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION
Group(s):
30 
Year:
2
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: AZAHARA CAÑEDO RAMOS - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
FCOM 2.06
DPTO. EN CONSTITUCIÓN
4799
Azahara.Canedo@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
  • The Informative documentation was always a necessary tool for the good professional exercise of journalism, but it has become indispensable today. Indeed, due to the explosion of new digital media and social networks, which often involve the proliferation of dubious sources and the so-called Fake News, journalists must compete for audiences and readers in the only true journalistic way, ensuring the rigor and the informative precision that only the good use of the Documentation provides.
  • Thus, it is necessary to provide future journalists with the mastery of the basic tools for the efficient management of information, for the verification of facts and data and for the proper management of journalistic sources, as well as the theory and own techniques for the creation and management of information repositories that will serve them in their work.
  • It is also necessary to provide guidelines for the selection and management of digital sources, RSS and other forms of content syndication, to improve the web positioning of their work.
  • Equally, it is increasingly necessary that the knowledge of search techniques and the language of recovery that is applied on the internet is also involved in the creation of digital pieces and texts to ensure, through SEO, the visibility of the information we produce and through the metrics and analytics of networks to control their impact.
  • The subject is directly related to subjects such as journalistic writing, production and realization, digital journalism, investigative journalism and precision

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E03 Capacity and ability to retrieve, organise, analyse and process information and communication with the aim of disseminating, conveying or processing it for private or collective use through different media and formats, or for the creation of all types of productions.
E06 Capacity and ability to search, select and classify any type of relevant source or document (whether written, sound, visual, etc.) for the production and processing of information, as well as for use in persuasive communication or in fiction and entertainment.
E07 Capacity and ability to express reasoned ideas by using rhetoric and contributions from new argumentation theories, as well as communicative techniques applied to persuasion.
E08 Capacity and ability to use IT systems and resources, as well as their interactive applications.
G02 Knowledge about Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
G04 Ethical commitment and professional ethics.
G06 Apply and transmit journalistic knowledge in an understandable, professional and ethical manner to citizens.
G10 Learn techniques to search, identify, select and compile information, as well as the methods needed to critically analyse any type of sources, documents and facts, both to adequately process and transform them into significant information by using the relevant informative and communicative language.
G11 Gain insight into the most relevant concepts, categories, theories and topics of the different subfields of Information & Communications research.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Not established.
Additional outcomes
Description
- Skillfully apply documentary techniques to journalistic work
- Appreciate the documentary correction of any journalistic piece and correct its factual mistakes
- Know the main sources of information and documentation for the informative work
- Critically evaluate information sources and select them according to the informative precision
- Find, select and order the sources (personal, institutional and documentary) for each journalistic work
- Apply Fact-Checking techniques to evaluate data and sources and effectively combat Fake News
- Usefully manage any type of information repository, whether physical or digital
- Behave in accordance with the principles of journalistic ethics in all news situations
- Resolve complex information searches in environments of scarcity and / or information saturation
- Show the necessary competence for the preparation and presentation of academic papers
- Be able to translate complex or specialized information into an accessible journalistic language
- Be able to master access to syndicated content through RSS and other content aggregators for journalistic work
- Be able to master the specialized search engines of social networks (Twitter, Facebook ...) as a source of news and data
- Use social bookmarking as a collaborative content classification method
- Know and apply web analytics for tracking digital media
- Be able to master the techniques of SEO positioning to optimize content in internet
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
    • Unit 1.2:
    • Unit 1.3: The academic text
    • Unit 1.3:
  • Unit 2: INFORMATION SCIENCE AND JOURNALISM
    • Unit 2.1: Information Manager and Journalists in the digital era
    • Unit 2.2: Functions and moments of Information Science in Journalism
    • Unit 2.3: Fake News and Fact Checking
    • Unit 2.4: Wiki-Journalism, citizen journalism and other developments
  • Unit 3: JOURNALISTC SOURCES AND DOCUMENTARY SOURCES
    • Unit 3.1: Information sources Guide (personal, institutionals and documentary)
    • Unit 3.2: Internet as a source of information sources
    • Unit 3.4: Search machine and retrieval languages
  • Unit 4: WWW AS A MEDIUM AND A INFORMATION SOURCE
    • Unit 4.1: Search boot and social net
    • Unit 4.2: Web analytics and SEO positioning
    • Unit 4.3: Social bookmarks and other classifications
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study E03 E06 E07 E08 1.6 40 Y Y
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E03 G04 G11 0.42 10.5 N N
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles E06 E07 G02 0.3 7.5 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) E03 E06 E08 G06 G10 0.42 10.5 Y N
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Group Work E03 E06 E08 G10 0.42 10.5 Y N
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Work with simulators E03 E06 E08 G10 G11 2 50 Y N
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Individual presentation of projects and reports E03 E07 G06 G11 0.3 7.5 Y N
Computer room practice [ON-SITE] Self-study E03 E06 G02 G10 0.39 9.75 N N
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E03 E06 E07 G02 G04 G06 G10 G11 0.15 3.75 Y N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Fieldwork assessment 30.00% 30.00% Authorized individual work, micro-essays, bibliographic recessions
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 30.00% 0.00% Case analysis, class practices, journalistic pieces, work with information sources and repositories, etc.
Final test 30.00% 70.00% Development of topics and / or objective test
Self Evaluation and Co-evaluation 5.00% 0.00% Random assistance control. Observation and evaluation of participation
Oral presentations assessment 5.00% 0.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Those students who follow the continuous assessment and maintain a passing grade in the course work, may avoid the final test. If they do it, this test will measure the set of practices as one more.
    The rules of plagiarism and common spelling correction for the Degree will be applied
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Those students who do not participate in the continuous assessment or have not submitted half of the assignments will be assessed through an all-encompassing final exam, with a value of 100% of the grade.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The extraordinary call will maintain the percentages of value of the different parts of the subject (practices, participation, test) that were obtained in the ordinary call
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
This planning may be adapted and slightly modified in the event that any extraordinary measure related to the health pandemic of COVID-19 is undertaken. However, even in an unforeseen scenario, an attempt will be made to maintain the assessment percentages as closely as possible in this guide.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 4): RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Activities Hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 2.5
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 2.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Work with simulators] 12
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Self-study] 2
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 1
Group 30:
Initial date: 01-02-2021 End date: 12-02-2021

Unit 2 (de 4): INFORMATION SCIENCE AND JOURNALISM
Activities Hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 2.5
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 3
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Work with simulators] 12
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Individual presentation of projects and reports] 1.5
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Self-study] 2
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 1
Group 30:
Initial date: 15-02-2021 End date: 19-03-2021

Unit 3 (de 4): JOURNALISTC SOURCES AND DOCUMENTARY SOURCES
Activities Hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 2.5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 3
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 2.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Work with simulators] 14
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Individual presentation of projects and reports] 3
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Self-study] 3.5
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 1.25
Group 30:
Initial date: 22-03-2021 End date: 23-04-2021

Unit 4 (de 4): WWW AS A MEDIUM AND A INFORMATION SOURCE
Activities Hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2.5
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 2.5
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 2.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Work with simulators] 12
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Individual presentation of projects and reports] 3
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Self-study] 2.25
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] .5
Group 30:
Initial date: 26-04-2021 End date: 21-05-2021

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
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Carabantes Alarcón, D. La gestión de la información en la sociedad abierta Madrid Dextra 978-84-16277-36-0 2015  
Carr, N. El gran interruptor: el mundo en red, de Edison a Google Bilbao Deusto 9788423426867 2009  
Carr, N. Superficiales ¿qué está haciendo internet con nuestras mentes?. 2ª ed. Madrid Taurus 9788466344289 2017  
Carrizo, G., Irureta-Goyena, P., López de Quintana, E. Manual de fuentes de información. 2ª ed. Madrid CEGAL 9788492372225 2000  
Codina, L. Lluís Codina : [Blog] https://www.lluiscodina.com/  
Codina, L. et al. Información y documentación digital Barcelona IULA 978-84-92707-43-0 2004  
Díaz Noci, J., Salaverría, R. Manual de redacción ciberperiodística Barcelona Ariel 84-344-1297-7 2003  
Galdón, G. (coord.) Teoría y práctica de la documentación informativa. 3ª ed. Barcelona Ariel 9788434412934 2008  
García Gutiérrez, A. (ed.) Introducción a la documentación informativa y periodística Madrid MAD 978-84-8311-460-5 2009  
Giménez Toledo, E. Manual de documentación para comunicadores. 2ª ed. Pamplona EUNSA 978-84-313-2505-2 2007  
González García, J. M., León Mejía, A., Peñalba Sotorrío, M. Cómo escribir y publicar un artículo científico Madrid Síntesis 978-84-9077-450-2 2016  
González García, J. M., León Mejía, A., Peñalba Sotorrío, M. Cómo escribir un Trabajo de Fin de Grado: algunas experiencias y consejos prácticos Madrid Síntesis 978-84-9077-048-1 2014  
López-Carreño, R. Fuentes de información: guía básica y nueva clasificación Barcelona UOC 978-84-9116-900-0 2017  
Marcondes, C. H. Datos abiertos enlazados de archivos, bibliotecas y museos en la web Barcelona UOC 978-84-9180-307-2 2018  
Noguera, J. Las claves para dominar el SEO Barcelona Createspace Independent Publising Platform 978-1496193674 2014  
Redondo, M. Verificación digital para periodistas. Manual contra bulos y desinformación internacional Barcelona UOC 9788491801290 2018  
Rubio Lacoba, M. Documentación informativa en el periodismo digital Madrid Síntesis 9788497564595 2007  
Serrano-Cobos, J. SEO. Introducción a la disciplina del posicionamiento en buscadores Barcelona UOC 9788490649565 2015  



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