Training Journalists for the 360-degree platform of the 21st century
Do you have what is takes to work in a fast-paced and ever changing digital broadcast and broadband multimedia content creation industry where news from news organisations and independent journalists have been impacted by user-generated content?
Are you prepared to work in the vastly competitive news industry? In the present news environment which is drastically different from that of the analogue days when journalism was a forte traditional journalism is heavily challenged by the new media ecology. In today’s world of digital convergence journalists are expected to be highly geared with multi-skills, to be able to think on their feet, think laterally, creatively and critically to be able to every day is different and you will be breaking stories across multiple platforms?
Although the traditionally respected and authentic journalism has survived the advent of digital technology our course ensures immersive experience to meet the challenges of the redefined media landscape
This course is outcome-focused and geared to turning you in a thoroughbred newshound by enriching your skills that you need to go out and ferret out not only news but also churn out information from the big data, shape them, write news stories, write a feature article, edit and present them.
Besides providing trainee journalists with the required practical skills this course also teaches students about the software programs used in journalism today, such as Adobe InDesign or Audition. It has a whole department dedicated to journalism that is filled with a TV studio, radio station rooms and iMac computers.
This responsive and dynamic multimedia journalism course prepares you as a reporter, presenter, newscaster, news editor and news director in the contemporary digital newsroom. Our course goes even further in multiskilling you as correspondent, stringer or ENG reporter for the emerging and multiplatformed news sector of the media industry of the 21st century.
This is a confidence instilling course that will train you to produce live and pre-recorded content for online news channels, various social media channels TV and radio. You will learn from media and journalism professionals to underpin theory related to broadcasting and netcasting with extensive hands on experience on studio type equipment in all areas of multi-platform journalism.
This course equips you to become a journalist with the story-getting and story-telling skills to flourish in today’s multimedia journalism environment.
We live in a connected world with instant access to whatever news we want, whenever and wherever we want it. We don’t have to wait for the newspaper to hit the streets or for the evening news bulletin; anyone with a smartphone can be a reporter, able to record, edit and publish whatever they like.
The challenge for professional journalists in this digital age is to provide news and information that can be trusted, meeting the demands created by new technology and changing habits without sacrificing core professional values. Our degree has been designed with the future needs of this rapidly changing industry at its heart, informing our curriculum, programme design, facilities and staffing.
Finally, our course places a strong emphasis on good writing, independence, accuracy and ethical practice, the values that have always underpinned the best journalism. We go further, applying those values to the new world of social networks and mobile technology which defines the paradigm of news gathering, dissemination and also news consumption