Operation and development of the observatory
The Coordinators of initiative 2007-2012: Mª Dolores Berenguer Ros, Pere Miquel Campos, Irene Ramos Soler, Pepe López Marín, Jordi Sanchez Navas.
The participant students in the seminar divide themselves in groups that dedicate themselves to the different themes search. A student by group is the coordinator of each one of those themes and is the one in charge to be collecting the data that the group is defining. Those data are given to the tutorial professor.
The seminar is developed throughout the course, from October to June. A weekly presence in classrooms is considered. An average session of two hours and to three hours every week, for the putting in common of the data collected by each group and to solve doubts or restlessness. It is tried to articulate two work sessions; one on Tuesdays in the University Venue of the University of Alicante in the city of Alicante and another on Fridays from 11 to 13 hours in the Campus of San Vicente of the Raspeig.
Program and methodology
Definition of the themes search
- Written and digital press. Generalist, national and local. Specialized.
- Development of interviews-research about seniors with impact.
- News of television. Televisions you publish private nationals and. Autonomic television.
- Series of television fiction. Nationals and North Americans.
- Advertisements in television.
Coordinators and experts in the different areas will propose documents to be analysed about a variety of themes and then, a discussion and practical session will be implemented in order to develop for each means of communication (newspapers, radio, cinema, …) a practical proposal.
Reflections on other themes
a) Programs of entertainment in television, magazines, talk shows, late night.
b) Pamphlet publicity. Bulletins. Flyers.
The first step occurs from a debate table in which the participants of the seminar put at issue the interests that daily as usuary and consuming of mass-media they have been been. This table of debate happens through the reflection of the reality from its point of view; by the sensation that they have on as it is had to them been quiestioning on the part of medios through time and of its experience
With the reflections on these sensations a questionnaire of analysis of each one of the themes is made in which it is going away to conduct the observation.
Application from the questionnaire to each theme. Work of group; towards the putting in common.
With the compiled material the application of the questions from those questionnaires to each theme takes place.
Once carried out questionnaires on each theme we have revealing and clear data on the reality that worries to the group.
These data collected by the participants of the course are given to the tutorial teaching staff who compiles them of one more a more statistical form to be able to extract conclusions.
Analysis of the data; reflection on the results obtained by the observatory.
After the reunification of the data collected by the work groups one becomes to make a table of debate in which the results of the observation are exposed. It is then when we can to be able to extract conclusions on each theme search.
The idea that they participate as specialistic tutorial professors of all the themes causes that the data can be treated under a greater dimension. Thus, to have specialists in journalism, sociology, statistic… causes that this factory acquires a specialized dimension but.