Master in Journalism in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Mente Argentina Master’s Program in Journalism is designed for students from all over the world who not only want to get a Master’s in Journalism, but also for those who seek an extraordinary learning experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mente Argentina’s Journalism program focuses on advancing the students ability to report using written and online media. Students also study areas related to journalism, for example, teamwork, management and the use of technology in the media.
Our program is 12 months long. During this time students will take classes and attend seminars given by locally and internationally recognized journalists, as well as press conferences on politics, culture, economics and sports. In addition, students will do an internship at one of the most important newspapers in Argentina, create a comprehensive portfolio and complete a final thesis.
MA MASTER DEGREE IN JOURNALISM: HOST UNIVERSITY & ACCREDITATION
The Mente Argentina Journalism Program offers you the highest quality education at one of Argentina’s most prestigious universities in conjunction with the most important newspaper in Argentina.
The Mente Argentina Master in Journalism Program is designed for students who wish to enroll in an intense program which combines academics and an internship that will provide real world work experience. The program is open to university graduates with a degree in any undergraduate major, who want to develop the skills needed communicate in the various journalistic mediums. The main objective of the program is to create journalists with practical abilities, an in depth understanding of the academic theories surrounding journalism, as well as the technology that is necessary for success in today’s media market.
The Master’s program will transform the student, over the course of twelve months, from a college graduate to a talented and capable journalist devoted to professional standards.
MENTE ARGENTINA MASTER DEGREE IN JOURNALISM: ACADEMICS
The Master’s Program consists of 3 main stages:
-Journalistic Writing: Over the course of three months, students will become familiar with the basics of news reporting and the various journalistic genres and styles with an emphasis on the production of articles. Students will review the different styles of forming texts beginning with an exercise in cable writing in order to become proficient in writing news articles in their purest form. The methodology of the program will incorporate the use of workshops based on the production of articles that will be analyzed and corrected by a professor to improve students’ writing abilities. In addition, students will attend press conferences and seminars and complete an internship. The internship is three months long and will focus on developing and improving writing abilities, as well as expanding the students’ ability to analyze and think critically.
-Newspaper Section: During the second trimester, students will work with the editors of specific sections of a newspaper in order to gain specialized knowledge on the subject, drafting and editing, and the specifics of their coverage. Students will use the skills they developed in the previous trimester to effectively take notes for article writing. During this stage students will also take classes on investigative journalism, in order to begin work on their thesis which will be due at the end of the program.
-Editing: During the last months of the year, the classroom will truly become an editing office. Everything students learned and worked on over the previous trimesters will result in the editing process. Students will take on the role of drafters and editors and will begin to incorporate graphic media into the specific sections. This intense final trimester will prepare students for the final stage of their Master’s program, an internship with a newspapers’ writing staff, which will take place in January and February.
MENTE ARGENTINA MASTER DEGREE IN JOURNALISM: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• MENTE ARGENTINA ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
• MASTER DEGREE IN JOURNALISM COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM
• BACHELLOR´S DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT
• TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
• WORK EXPERIENCE & TEAMWORK SKILLS
• STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. This statement should detail your reasons for applying to the program and outline your academic and cultural objectives for the program. It should be half a page to one A4 page in length.
• RESUME - CV. Should describe your education background, work experience, and skill set.
MENTE ARGENTINA MASTER DEGREE IN JOURNALISM: CALENDAR & SCHEDULE
The Master degree in Journalism starts once a year in April and classes are given 4 times a week Tuesday to Friday, 4,5 hours per day.
Next Start Dates: April 2013 / April 2014.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MENTE ARGENTINA MA JOURNALISM PROGRAM?
• Master Degree in Journalism Full Tuition & Enrollment
• Guranteed Admission
• Shared Apartment Accommodation (Private Room) in the exclusive area of Palermo, Barrio norte or Recoleta.
• Airport Pick Up
• Airport Drop Off
• Official Transcripts & Certificates
• Welcome Orientation
• Mente Argentina Welcome Kit (calling card, insider's city guide, maps, and more)
• Full access to Mente Argentina Tours & Activities
• Mente Argentina Discount Card
• Cell Phone
• Conversation Exchange Partner – Language Exchange Passes
• Tango Lessons
• Health Club Membership: Free Gym membership included
• Mente Argentina On-site assistance & Support Services 24/7
Program Start Dates: April 2013
Language of instruction: Spanish
Level: Graduate Degree