Journalism at City has a real-world emphasis. You’ll spend time in small workshops learning the multimedia skills required for a career in 21st century journalism: from writing, reporting and interviewing, to social media analytics and preparing page layouts on screen. This is complemented by academic modules exploring the role and impact of journalism in society through elective modules in English, Sociology, Politics and Creative Writing. These classes are delivered through lectures and seminars and assessed through examination and essays. We’ll help you get ahead in this competitive sector by helping you organise professional work experience as part of your degree. Recent work experience includes: Sky News and Sky Sports, The Times, Prospect Magazine and New York Times summer internships. Learn how to write news and features, use the professional standard TV studio, and make video and audio packages and websites Develop your skills in professional facilities, including a television studio, four radio studios, two radio broadcast newsrooms, two digital newsrooms, and two TV editing and production newsrooms Benefit from our extensive links with media organisations in London, nationally and internationally Join a global network of over 5,000 media professionals who began their journalism career at City.
In your first year, you will develop a firm foundation in the principles of journalism, the history of journalism, and in politics and current affairs. All of your modules are compulsory, to ensure you develop the fundamental knowledge you need in future years. Core modules include: Introduction to News Writing History of Journalism Politics and Current Affairs The British Media Introduction to Digital Journalism Introduction to Audio and Video Journalism You can also take language classes either in French, German, Spanish or Russian in the context of journalism, or in Arabic or Mandarin for general purposes. In Year 2, you will study core modules covering practical and theoretical aspects of journalism, such as digital journalism, ethics and employability. Choose from a wide range of elective modules. Core modules include: Broadcast News Live Feature Writing Online and Social Media Journalism Media, Theory and Society Employability and Enterprise Skills for Journalism Elective modules include Shorthand Data Journalism Visual Journalism Humanitarian Reporting Sports Journalism Cultures of Conspiracy Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics Creative Writing Workshop London after Empire: City and Society Comparative Asian Politics Politics of the USA Writing about Music Writing Women In Year 3 will strengthen your professional skills with advanced practical journalism training, including a dissertation or journalism project. Tailor your final year with a choice of elective modules. Core modules include:
- Media Law
- Journalism Ethics
- Magazine Branding, Content and Design
- Advanced Practical Journalism (Broadcast)
- Journalism Project
- Elective modules include:
- Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism
- Arts and Culture Journalism
- Reporting Science and the Environment
- Reporting Business
- American Foreign Policy
- Political Change in Europe
The assessment weighting for year one is 0%, year two is 33% and year 3 is 67% Assessment is weighted towards coursework, and coursework assignments are submitted weekly. Coursework is usually worth between 60 and 75 per cent of the overall module, and the examination worth 25 per cent, although this varies across modules.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from Access course students who completed their secondary schooling some years ago, those from under-represented backgrounds and those who can demonstrate aptitude and experience of media and journalism in its broadest sense.
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