2nd Bachelor in Library and Information Technology

Media, periodicals and electronics periodical production

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ECTS Credits2
Number of Hours (h/year)15
Teaching staffDIEU, Martine
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 2


Aims and Objectives

Retrace the main events in the history of the press

Lead to an understanding of the importance of the French Revolution in attaining freedom of the press

Summarize the technological breakthroughs throughout the 19th century leading to the industrialization, development, and current state of the press

Acquire better knowledge of the great newspaper and media companies of the 20th century as well as an understanding of their control of today's daily newspapers and weekly newsmagazines


History of the press

· Direct origins

· The first printed periodicals

· The first newspapers (17th-18th centuries)

· The French Revolution and freedom of the press

· Technological progress through the 19th century and constraints on the press

Digital (electronic) periodicals : their origins, impact, structure and problems


Albert, Pierre. Histoire de la presse. 8e éd. corr. Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1996.(Que sais-je ? ; 368), 127 p.

Feyel, Gilles. La presse en France des origines à 1944 : histoire politique et matérielle. Paris : Ellipses, 1999.(Infocom)., 192 p.

Guéry, Louis. Visages de la presse : la présentation des journaux des origines à nos jours. Paris : Ed. du Centre de formation et de perfectionnement des journalistes, 1997, 252 p.

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsWritten examinations

Written examination (multiple choice questions)


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