Master (One Year) Programme Journalism Connected

Örebro University

Program Description

Master (One Year) Programme Journalism Connected

Örebro University

At the heart of Journalism Connected is the digital reporter, equipped for the globalizing world, who is capable of mastering interactive ICTs in story and content production.

A one-year Master's programme with 60 ECTS credits, Journalism Connected is a programme designed for newcomers to journalism. At the heart of Journalism Connected is the digital reporter, equipped for the globalizing world, who is capable of mastering interactive ICTs in story and content production. The Journalism Connected programme is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in the arts, sciences and/or other disciplines and with little or no previous journalism education or experience. It's for those who would like to adapt their competence in, for example, economics, politics, technology or design to journalism. You will acquire a knowledge of digital journalism and skills in reporting, media editing and production. The proliferation of multimedia technologies has made digital and interactive skills necessary for today's journalist to become successful in the profession. Contemporary and future journalists need practical digital knowledge which is different from traditional print or broadcast production, exploiting the distinctive features of new interactive media, such as the ability to design, link, archive, and produce content for multiple platforms, and integrate readers/users through social media. However, core journalism skills are still essential, so students will learn to research, gather, evaluate and analyze information and sources, and to write with accuracy, brevity, and clarity in an ethically informed way. The programme has a global focus on journalism as well as on society. Journalism Connected courses are designed with an entrepreneurial media business format, where students are exposed to the concept of newsroom production. Students work individually and as part of a team in news research, design and production with interactive multiplatform applications for delivering and evaluation. They form teams which shepherd media stories through the production pipeline - from sketch and design to final implementation, testing, and maintenance. Important principles for Journalism Connected include creative learning through "trial and error", independence and responsibility. The language of instruction is English and applicants need to be proficient in that language to be eligible for admission.

Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in any field. In addition, knowledge of English corresponding to the course "English B" or course "English 6" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School is required. For more information on how to document your English language qualifications, see University Admissions in Sweden.

Qualifications (degree awarded)

Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits]

Career

There are many career paths students can choose. As a Journalism Connected graduate, you can work as a journalist in a traditional news media company as well as a paid freelancer or "stringer" for existing companies. You can also become a paid full-time blogger or fact-gathering journalist for NGOs or government bodies. The field is wide open and expanding every day.

Additional information

The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

First instalment: 47424 SEK Total fee: 94848 SEK

If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.



Last updated May 15, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
94,848 SEK
Information
Deadline
Locations
Sweden - Örebro
Start date: Aug. 2017
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Dates
Aug. 2017
Sweden - Örebro
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Price
First instalment: 47424 SEK, Total fee: 94848 SEK