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MADigital and Newspaper Journalism

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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On this course you will learn the essential skills of reporting, feature writing, subbing, interviewing, researching, and design and layout.

Programme structure

Students take the following core modules:

Newspaper Journalism Skills and Digital Production
You will learn the traditional skills of writing news stories and features, columns and reviews, court and council reports plus headline writing and sub-editing. The module will also teach you how to be a multimedia journalist – editing audio and video, creating attractive web pages and exploring the role of social media.

Media Law
You will acquire a full understanding of the scope and effect of media law. You will be taught to recognise the danger areas in publication, evaluating risk and amending or eliminating content. You will gain an appreciation of the impact of reporting restrictions on the work of journalists.

Communication and Ethics
Provides you with an insight into key concepts and theories regarding the production and practice of contemporary journalism. You will be encouraged to develop a critical awareness of discourses pertaining to the changing form and functions of contemporary journalism within society. Upon this basis the module invites you to explore a range of ethical dilemmas with a view to facilitating a responsible awareness of the role of the journalist in society.

Public Affairs for Journalists
Gives you the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the basic features, structures and operation of both local and central government. You will learn about where to find information and interviewees on political stories as you continue to develop journalistic skills and gain an understanding of dealing with press officers and spin doctors.

Multiplatform Project
You will produce a topical 2,000 word feature for newspapers plus an online version of this feature to showcase the wide range of skills you have gained during the course. You will also complete a research essay on your chosen subject.

Career opportunities

Graduates work as newspaper reporters, news editors, broadcast journalists, sub-editors, and media-related work in PR, marketing, promotions, and advertising.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States