MA Broadcast Journalism is the keystone broadcasting course at City with a national and international reputation. Highly rated by employers, students benefit from a diverse cohort of 50 with great networking/peer support. For news days students work in groups of 15, covering news, sport and current affairs.
The Final Project is a short documentary for television or radio, made individually or in pairs. Tutors include talkRADIO’s award-winning journalist Sandy Warr; former BBC/ITV producer-director Sally Webb; former BBC TV reporter Colette Cooney; APTN journalist George Negas; and BBC World Service’s Dr Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar. Visiting lecturers include former Reuters editor Lloyd Watson and former editor of The Andrew Marr Show Professor Barney Jones.
Other modules are taught with MA Television Journalism.
MA Broadcast Journalism The MA course in Broadcast Journalism is an intensive two-year programme covering radio, television, mobile and digital journalism. The focus being on preparing you for a career in digital broadcast newsroom requires students to be familiar with technical requirements, web publishing, video sharing and streaming and social media channels. The MA Broadcast Journalism is aimed at people who have decided to pursue a career in radio or television news and current affairs. Our aim is to help you to get your first job in a highly competitive industry. In today’s world for journalists to know how to find and research stories, how to interview people and how to write well is not adequate. Modern broadcast newsrooms are digital and multi-media. Entry-level journalists are expected to be multi-skilled and familiar with the latest technology. Your practical learning will take place in a digital environment of digital TV and radio studios. You will be taught how to gather, assemble, compile, edit and broadcast your content. A three-week internship or industry placement will reassert your theoretical knowledge.