The MA Multimedia Journalism sets graduates from a wide range of backgrounds on to a career path in the news industry. You learn to report for newspapers, websites, radio and television to a professional standard, while completing the National Council for the Training of Journalists' (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism. Study at the only UK university which is co-located with a professional TV station, with opportunities for paid internships and invaluable work experience.
Before he sat his exams, Multimedia Journalism graduate Kishan had got a job as a researcher for ITV's Peston on Sunday.
MA graduate Chloé Perceval is now a Communications Manager at non-profit organisation Freedom For All.
Knowledge and understanding
You will gain knowledge and understanding of:
- key principles and practices in the production of multimedia journalism
- the ethical, regulatory and legal frameworks that govern journalism in the United Kingdom
- the historical evolution of journalism
- journalism’s functions and purposes in a representative democracy.
You develop intellectual skills in:
- the ability to gather, organise and deploy information, images and data from primary and secondary sources both systematically and creatively
- the ability to create and deploy text and images for publication in print, for broadcast and online
- the ability to carry out detailed research for essays and presentations and dissertations involving sustained independent analysis and inquiry
- the ability to develop substantive, detailed and critical understanding of multimedia journalism and an appreciation of how it is developing.
You gain subject-specific skills in:
- the ability to work collaboratively in teams to commission and produce multimedia journalism
- the ability to report to deadline in text, audio, video and online
- the ability to take shorthand notes at a speed of at least 100 words per minute
- the ability to understand the commissioning and funding structures of the news industry and demonstrate a capacity to work creatively within the constraints imposed by them.
You will gain the following transferable skills:
- the ability to work in flexible, disciplined and independent ways
- the ability to communicate very effectively in writing and in a variety of media
- the ability to use a range of information communication technology skills using web-based technology and multimedia
- the ability to deliver work to a given length, format, brief and deadline
- the ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and communicate their conclusions clearly to a range of different audiences.
This programme aims to:
- teach the professional and academic skills required to practise multimedia journalism to those wishing to pursue a career in the news industry
- educate you to think critically about the ethics, duties and responsibilities of journalism in democratic societies and in emerging democracies and thus improve the quality of journalism as a profession
- produce graduates with a courageous and principled vision of the purpose of journalism and its constitutional value in contemporary democratic societies
- develop a detailed and systematic understanding of particular forms of journalism and their historic and contemporary role in the shaping of culture and society
- develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the impact of new technologies on journalism
- develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills and research skills
- foster lifelong learning skills that will enable you to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to journalism and society
- bring scholarly and critical insights to bear on the subjects, activities and processes associated with multimedia journalism
- provide teaching and learning opportunities that are informed by high quality research and scholarship from within the Centre for Journalism and elsewhere.