Master in Future Media and Journalism


Program Description

Learning outcomes (competences acquired)

Conceptual and theoretical knowledge and competences:

1.1. To explore and analyze developmental trends identified within contemporary journalism and emerging media ecosystems; to review those in a broader transnational and political, economic, socio-cultural and historical perspective;

1.2. To evaluate transformations of contemporary media ecosystems in the context of accelerated globalization and mediatization, analyzing content, audiences, technologies and organizations;

1.3. To understand the functions of journalism, as a structural element of the future media ecosystems, and it’s changing role and functions in a democratic – inclusive knowledge – society.

2. Analytical and research-based competences:

2.1. To identify significant research questions in the field of journalism, media and

communications, to initiate and manage scientific and applied research;

2.2. To apply qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methodology and empirical data collection techniques in media, journalism and communications research;

2.3. To critically reflect on the research process and outcomes; to draw research-based conclusions and decisions.

3. Professional competences and skills:

3.1. To demonstrate solid knowledge of systems of media regulation and self-regulation, cross-cultural differences and to pursue the principles of morality, social responsibility and human rights perspectives in journalism practice;

3.2. To apply techniques and methods of gathering, selecting, evaluating, writing and editing news, while using different types and sources of information, given the media users and different channels;

3.3. To experiment and critically explore how art and content creation in contemporary journalism are related to affordancies offered by emerging media technologies (text, audio-visual, VR, AI).

4. Social skills:

4.1. To apply effective communication skills in both, professional and personal areas;

4.2. To demonstrate social empathy, responsibility and professionalism in decision-making.

5. Personal skills:

5.1. To demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills, news and media literacy competences;

5.2. To apply creative writing, storytelling, innovative thinking, project management, team-building and life-long learning skills.

Career opportunities

The program nurtures entrepreneurial attitude: program graduates will acquire qualifications and a great diversity of skills and detailed professional competences ranging from the most general related to the comprehension of societal process to the most specific and subject (journalism and media) focused. Program alumni will be qualified to work in media and communications organizations, research and training institutions, media monitoring bureaus and market research

companies. The Master’s Program in Future Media and Journalism qualifies for further studies, including PhD programs.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Ranked in QS World University Rankings as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wid ... Read More

Ranked in QS World University Rankings as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programs) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad. VMU offers Bachelor and Master degree programs, which are entirely taught in English. Every semester university gathers the colorful international community, which unites representatives from nearly 60 countries around the world. Read less