This course focuses on the study of news and current affairs journalism in all its guises – from ‘traditional’ print, radio and TV coverage to the increasingly interactive approaches of news gathering and reporting to audiences of today’s online, digital and emerging multimedia platforms. The course is designed to give you an overview of the ethical and intellectual issues and debates underpinning industry practice. Course modules cover everything from the study of news values, reporting styles, interview techniques and media law to more technical aspects of producing newspapers, news websites and online magazines, and radio and TV news packages and bulletins. You will develop an impressive portfolio of transferable skills, ranging from the ability to write lively, succinct copy to tight deadlines, to the confidence to pitch story ideas, design your own web pages and record, edit and produce your own broadcast and online news items.
Multimedia 1, Media and Society, News Writing, Media Law, Multimedia 2, Politics and the Media, Professional Industry Experience, Methods, Metrics And Analytics, Research Project
How to apply
Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent. We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements
•Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area. •Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
You may be eligible for scholarships and funding. Find out more on the RGU website - https://www.rgu.ac.uk/scholarships
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