Press and the Media

Catalogue des cours de Télécom SudParis






2ème Année Management,2ème Année Télécom





Crédits ECTS


Heures programmées


Charge de travail




  • Langues et Sciences Humaines

Equipe pédagogique


What makes an investigative report or a television series compelling? While journalism and entertainment programming have different standards of truth and requirements for evidence, they are united by common storytelling conventions. This course will allow students to explore the techniques used to produce various kinds of media products, with a particular emphasis on narrative structure and character development.

Acquis d'apprentissage

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

• Develop & make presentations
• Write structured compositions
• Conduct genuine & serious research


By the end of the class, you will be more informed consumers of the media, with a greater awareness of why a given piece “works.” You will also have an improved ability to:
• convey information and express opinions in oral exchanges and presentations,
• write short texts, primarily of an analytical or expository nature,
• comprehend other English speakers, including those in audio and video recordings, and
• read and think critically.

Attentes du cours

We will read articles and watch selected excerpts from television or film that illustrate a key theme for the week’s class. Students are expected to collaborate in the construction of their own learning, through active participation in class discussion; they are also encouraged to share insights from their own familiarity with media products.

A typical class is divided into several parts, including a listening or reading exercise, oral communication (small group discussion, presentations, etc.), a writing exercise, and feedback on key language issues with a view to correcting errors.
Themes we will cover: The breakdown of subjects is a guideline that will be modified as the course develops. We will explore these themes through the use of written texts, radio and television broadcasts, and excerpts from film:
• Truth, accuracy, and verisimilitude
• Basic reporting structure
• Narrative design
• Characters we care about
• Differences between visual and verbal communication


All Grading will be on a scale of 0 to 20, unless otherwise stated.

1/3 CF: A written response to given input, produced in an academic style
1/3 CC: Selected Classroom assignments, as detailed by the teacher.
1/3 PP: Presence & Participation (each representing 50% of the PP grade)

Presence: Students will receive credit for attending class regularly, up to a maximum of 1/6 of their total grade. Unjustified absences will thus have a direct impact on student’s overall grade.
Participation: Students will be assessed on their participation in class, according to the criteria in ‘classroom expectations’

Validating the tandem programme will add 2 bonus points to a student’s CC grade (CC) of the corresponding language course.
It is the responsibility of the student to make up for any missed work in order to avoid these absences further impacting final grades.

CEFR Grade (A1-C2)
Students will be continuously assessed as to their language level relative to the CEFR criteria.
There is NO DIRECT RELATION between a student’s CC/CF/PP and their CEFR level.

For more information, please refer to the LSH website.
The results of the UV (CF & CC & PP) after the CF2 are limited to 13/20, regardless of the composite grades (except in the case of justified absence for CF1).

‘Redoublement’ can only take place in the following academic year (N+1) in a pre-defined period indicated on the academic calendar

Approches pédagogiques

The classroom experience will focus on achieving high-level written and oral communication. To achieve this goal, students will work through a rigorous drafting & editing process both of their written work & oral presentations. Specific coaching will be provided to help students meet the goals they set themselves during the semester.


Programme grande école,Programme Ingénieur,Programme Bachelor

Fiche mise à jour le 09/02/2021