Ludovic Renard





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FREN 3428 - Journalism, the French Way      

The goal of the course is to present and then put into practice different journalistic skills and particularly the techniques linked to mastering efficient writing skills.
Various questions will be studied such as research and hierarchy of information, efficient writing skills, style, journalistic genres etc.
In order to put this into practice students will have to work on news reports and illustrate them with photographs, to conduct interviews, write commentaries and editorials.
Numerous articles and productions from the current French press will be used to cover some themes specific to French society and to be analyzed in order to better understand the specificities of Journalism, the French Way.

Required text: Yves AGNES, Manuel de Journalisme, 3e édition, La Découverte, 2015 (.pdf extracts will be provided in class by the instructor)

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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FREN 6674 - Journalism, Media & French Soc      

French Journalism, Media and French Society

This course aims to identify the characteristics and evolutions of French journalism, and to consider how it deals with French societal issues. Our goal will be to try to answer the following questions: in what ways is French journalism different from Anglo-American journalism? What does it mean to be a journalist in France today? To be powerful? To be liberal? Is French-language journalism affected by the so-called “end” or “decline” of journalism?

To make the subject more connected to French and francophone social realities, this course will be based on newspaper articles, websites, books, and what we could call New Journalism, among other materials.
We will discuss the challenge of covering politics, public trust in media, storytelling, fake news, fact checking, post-truth, and more.

Required text:
- Florence AUBENAS, En France, Points 2015, ISBN-13: 978-2757855744 Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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The Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

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