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This Digital Graphic Environments course will be an introduction to the changes produced in the

journalism profession due to the digital media practices. In this sense, the course will provide,
analyse and assess the main principles and concepts of digital culture focusing on multimedia and
data visualisation.

The course will consist in the following parts.
1. A general introduction to the history and the main concepts of media convergence,
graphic and visual communication.
2. The analysis and management of data and infographics.
3. Case studies of the best publishing global media.
4. Development of a final course project

At the end of the course students will be able to:

Contextualise the current media production system

Recognise formal and aesthetical values in communication design production

Understand the principals of a graphic layout

Develop critical thinking skill to analyse infographics

Apply the infographic and data visualisation process related to the infographic
representation of linear, contextual and data related information

Course structure: the contents of the course will be presented through two main forms of activities
that will take place during the class schedule:
[1] Lectures, that provide an explanation of the main contents of the course
[2] Seminars, that involve case studies and activities cantered in a specific course topic, where

students work on a specific issue through the guided analysis of other resources
The course content is practical and theoretical, harmoniously combined.

KAYE, Jeff; QUINN, Stephen. Funding Journalism in the Digital Age. Peter Lang, 2010.

3 Print and web layout 3.2 Typography 2.1 Colour and culture 2. Data visualisation and infographics 2.3 Presenting statistical information 3.2 Presenting visual instructions 3. Data Journalism 5. Graphic design key concepts 2. How to create infographics 3. Software and tools for Journalists . icons and pictograms 3.The final grade will be composed of the following parts: Continuous assessment (60%): >10% Individual presentation of the seminar’s topic >20% Group blog on infographics > 30% Reading controls Final exam (40%) The final examination of the subject will be in the end of January 1.4 Explain the 6-WQ visually 4.1 Symbols.

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