|Degree:||Master of Arts (MA)|
|University website:||Journalism (online)|
In a rapidly evolving digital era, models of journalism production and distribution are constantly changing. Today’s journalists need to think radically, learn to adapt and exploit new forms of news media and be fluent with key creative tools used to produce compelling news content in various formats - text, video, photo + LIVE news.
Throughout this programme you will critically engage with media ‘disruptors’, develop understanding of the changing relationship of journalist and audience and gain insight into the challenges posed by artificial intelligence, big data and ‘churnalism’. You should find yourself tested and asked to aim high as you become equipped to work independently from anywhere in the world.
Taught by leading journalists who are experienced in handling the benefits and challenges of working in an international context, this course gives you the opportunity to cultivate an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. As you focus on data journalism, social media and impactful storytelling, this programme aims to facilitate innovators grounded in the best journalism standards.
This MA is built to promote the critical thinking, innovative storytelling, and forward-mindedness needed to succeed in a rapidly-shifting field.
Whether you’re looking to develop the expertise required to work on real-world projects or a mid-career journalist wanting to take your career to new heights, this course can help you learn how to succeed as a self-employed practitioner or a member of a media organisation.
You will learn to test new ideas, challenge traditional modes of journalism and critically assess the effectiveness of current media disruptors. You will develop an understanding of the processes involved in news journalism and gain the confidence and skills to work on cross-border news projects.