Prepare to work in journalism in political environments with the theoretical and practical backing of the best in the industry”

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To enter into the world of politics, journalists must be neutral, manage a low profile and identify the right tools that allow them to acquire information, generate opinion and show the truth. However, they must be cautious not to generate discomfort with their colleagues, especially if they belong to such a tight-knit environment. 

In this way, political journalists become authentic actors and defenders of the truth, both externally in the media and newspapers, as well as internally, elaborating the communication plans of the parties that stand for election at the polls. 

The main objective of this Postgraduate Diploma is the specialization of the professional journalist in the political environment. To achieve this, you will have to go through a practical case study and the completion of complementary activities that generate specialized knowledge. 

The degree of specialization gained in the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism in Political Environments allows the professional journalist to achieve a high level of advanced knowledge and development in the political environments surrounding the world of journalism, in the most relevant and significant aspects in any of its professional lines. 

The experience of a solvent and expert university is available to you in this complete program”

This Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism in Political Environments contains the most complete and up-to-date program on the market. The most important features include:

  • The latest technology in online teaching software
  • A highly visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents that are easy to assimilate and understand
  • Practical cases presented by practising experts
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by telepractice
  • Continuous updating and recycling systems
  • Autonomous learning: full compatibility with other occupations
  • Practical exercises for self-evaluation and learning verification
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge forums
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection
  • Supplementary documentation databases are permanently available, even after the program

A Postgraduate Diploma supported by the best technology, which will allow you to learn in a fluent and efficient way”

Or teaching staff is made up of practising specialists. A multidisciplinary team of trained and experienced professionals in different environments, who will develop the theoretical knowledge efficiently, but, above all, will contribute the practical knowledge derived from their own experience to the program. 

This mastery of the subject matter is complemented by the effectiveness of the methodological design, developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-learning experts who integrate the latest advances in educational technology. 

In order to achieve success in this program, the professional will have the help of an innovative interactive video system, through which they will be able to put into practice the telepractice and learning from an expert systems. A concept that will allow them to integrate and fix learning in a more realistic and permanent way.    

An exciting educational process that will allow you to work in one of the currently most dynamic and exciting areas of journalism"

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With professors who are experts in this area of work, this program is a unique opportunity for professional development"


The contents of this specialization have been developed by the different teachers on this program with a clear purpose: To ensure that our students acquire each and every one of the skills required to become true experts in Journalism in Political Environments. The content of this course will enable students to learn all aspects of the different disciplines involved in this field. This offers a very complete and well-structured program with the highest standards of quality and success.   

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A comprehensive teaching program, structured in well-developed teaching units, oriented towards efficient and swift learning that is compatible with your personal and professional life"

Module 1. Parliamentary Journalism and Political Environments

1.1. Parliamentary Journalism: History and Evolution Since the Transition

1.1.1. Newspaper Columns as a Necessary Genre
1.1.2. Objectivity or Honesty
1.1.3. From Dictatorship to the Twitter Chronicle

1.2. Communication Networks in Congress

1.2.1. Parliament Press Services
1.2.2. Work Tools
1.2.3. Installations and their Use

1.3. Specifics of Parliamentary Activities

1.3.1. Following Ordinary Activity: The Table, Board of Spokespersons and Committees
1.3.2. Plenary Session
1.3.3. Control Session
1.3.4. Press Conferences
1.3.5. Investitures
1.3.6. Motion of Censure
1.3.7. Events and Special Celebrations

1.4. Press Structures in Parliamentary Environments

1.4.1. Party Activities in Congress
1.4.2. Contact Tools: Telegram, WhatsApp and Communication Directory

1.5. Relations with Parties and Obtaining Sources and Information

1.5.1. Dealing with Press Services
1.5.2. Direct Sources and their Management Protecting the Sources

1.6. The Format of the Articles

1.6.1. The Article in Print
1.6.2. Writing for Digital Newspapers
1.6.3. Radio and Television Reports

1.7. Parliamentarism and Journalism for Social Networks

1.7.1. Social Media and Political Parties
1.7.2. Writing For and About Twitter Briefs in Networks: From Writing the Report to Breaking it Down

1.8. Parliamentary Extremes. Extreme Right and Extreme Left

1.8.1. The Minutes of Glory and the Argument
1.8.2. Statement Journalism
1.8.3. Fake News, Hoaxes and Risky Speakers

1.9. Pressures and Censorship

1.9.1. The Tentacles of Power: Parties (Direct and Indirect Pressures) and Companies
1.9.2. Self-Censorship
1.9.3. Respect for the Profession: Off the Record and Companionship

1.10. Writing in Political Environments

1.10.1. Electoral Campaign
1.10.2. Electoral Night
1.10.3. Government Monitoring

Module 2. International Political Journalism and Global Structures

2.1. International Politics

2.1.1. Latin America
2.1.2. USA
2.1.3. China
2.1.4. Russia
2.1.5. Middle East and North Africa
2.1.6. Europe
2.1.7. Sub-Saharan Africa

2.2. Globalization

2.2.1. Concepts of Globalization/ Globalism/ Global
2.2.2. Waves of Globalization
2.2.3. International Communication Role of Communication in Globalization

2.2.4. Cultures in Globalization and Supranational Identities

2.3. Big International and Supranational Organizations

2.3.1. EU
2.3.2. UN

2.4. Other International Organizations

2.4.1. NATO
2.4.2. OSCE
2.4.3. OECD
2.4.4. ASEAN
2.4.5. African Union

2.5. Open or Recent International Conflicts and International Terrorism

2.5.1. Middle East (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen)
2.5.2. Arab-Israeli Conflict
2.5.3. Balkan War
2.5.4. Hong Kong and Taiwan
2.5.5. Guerrillas in Colombia
2.5.6. Al Qaeda and Isis

2.6. Types of Regimes Around the World

2.6.1. Current Types of Regimes
2.6.2. Measurement of Regimes
2.6.3. Country Report and Risk Assessment

2.7. Human Rights, International Aid and Development Cooperation

2.7.1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2.7.2. Human Rights on a European Level (Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms)

2.7.3. International Aid and Development Cooperation

2.8. Social Movements from the 1960s to the Present and Changes in Media Coverage

2.8.1. May of 68
2.8.2. Hippie Movement
2.8.3. Civil Freedoms
2.8.4. Fall of the Berlin Wall
2.8.5. 8M
2.8.6. Fridays for Future
2.8.7. Black Lives Matter

2.9. Media Coverage of New Politics and New Populisms

2.9.1. Donald Trump
2.9.2. Bolsonaro
2.9.3. Brexit

2.10. International Environmental Regime

2.10.1. Global Environmental Issues
2.10.2. International Actors Involved
2.10.3. Sustainable Development (from the Stockholm Conference to the 2030 Agenda)
2.10.4. UNFCCC

Module 3. Source Journalism, Professional Ethics and Fake News

3.1. Sources of Information in Political Journalism

3.1.1. Legitimacy of the Media
3.1.2. Journalist’s Relationship with Political Parties Relationship with the Party Relationship with the Politician

3.1.3. Relationship of the Journalist with the Institutions Relationship with Communication Departments

3.1.4. Problems with Sources

3.2. Real and Legal Limits of Political Journalism

3.2.1. Bases Applied to Information Law
3.2.2. Political Resources for Journalists
3.2.3. The Confrontation Between Political Power with Media Power

3.3. Professional Ethics

3.3.1. Conscience Ethical Dilemma and Moral Conscience Problems of Conscience

3.3.2. Justice for Political Communication Professionals
3.3.3. General Ethics Applied to Professional Ethics
3.3.4. Profession and Professional Behavior
3.3.5. Responsibility on the Consequences of Information
3.3.6. Self-Regulation and Self-Censorship
3.3.7. Code of Ethics International Principles of Professional Ethics of Journalism Declaration of Principles on the Conduct of Journalists Council of Europe Resolution 1003 on Ethics in Journalism

3.4. Journalistic Ethics in the Actual Performance of the Political Journalist

3.4.1. Current Context. Is There a Lack of Ethics? Media Actions Party Actions Politicians’ Actions

3.4.2. Ethical Problems in Current Political Information
3.4.3. Political Journalists and Self-Censorship Examples

3.4.4. Ideological Differences with Their Own Publications

3.5. The Age of Fake News

3.5.1. Emergence of the Hoax with the Emergence of Journalism Yellow Journalism and its Development

3.5.2. Historical Political Exploitation of Disinformation
3.5.3. Why Fake News has Intensified in Recent Decades In the USA In Europe

3.5.4. Intentional Disinformation from Sources

3.6. Fraudulent Information and Hoaxes in Political Journalism

3.6.1. Politics and Disinformation. A problem for Journalists EU and Media Rejection

3.6.2. Disinformation Media
3.6.3. Consequences and Beneficiaries of the Disinformation

3.7. Contrast of Information and Verification

3.7.1. Fact Checking Companies and Verification Firms International

3.7.2. Institutional Verification
3.7.3. Verification Work from the Media The Editor-Verifier The Implementation of Verification in Traditional Media

3.7.4. Intentional Verification from Parties

3.8. Legislation Against Disinformation: Censoring the Benefit

3.8.1. Legislative Initiatives on Disinformation USA Europe

3.8.2. The Possibilities of Institutional Verification as a Weapon Against Hoaxes Parties Institutions

3.8.3. Public Opinion on Official Verification
3.8.4. Future Legislative Options Against Disinformation Relations

3.8.5. The Danger of Censorship

3.9. The Future of Disinformation

3.9.1. Informative Processes of the Future In the Media In the Sources In the Receiver

3.9.2. Journalistic Ideas on the Eradication of  Fake News
3.9.3. The Impact of Social Media on the Propagation or Cutting Off of Hoaxes
3.9.4. Society Against Disinformation Professional Options Social Options

3.10. The Fact-Checking Journalist vs. the Hoax Writer

3.10.1. The Intellectual Vision of Disinformation Processes
3.10.2. Professional Manipulation Against Malicious Manipulation
3.10.3. Winning the Race to the Hoax Defence of Ethical and Contrasted Journalism Professional Rejection of the Media Propagators of Fake News

3.10.4. The Future of Political Journalism

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