Masters Programs in Broadcast Journalism

Compare 2 Masters Programs in Broadcast Journalism

A master’s degree follows the bachelor’s degree, focusing on attaining advanced knowledge of a particular field of study or professional practice area. It is the first level of graduate education and considered a second-cycle degree in academia, preceding the doctorate.

What is a Master in Broadcast Journalism? This degree prepares students for careers in broadcast and electronic journalism through theoretical study and practical training. Production and editorial skills for radio and television may be taught, as well as research and production funding. Topics covered may include writing, information gathering, reporting, and anchoring on various platforms. Other possible coursework may involve broadcasting history, industry rules and regulations, public service announcements, field and studio performance, sound, and visuals.

Students who earn the master’s degree in broadcast journalism learn the specific creative and technical production skills needed for broadcasting on traditional and new media platforms. Communications and speech training, show hosting, and scriptwriting are helpful for future roles.

The cost of a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism varies and is often based on the educational institution and the length of the program, which runs for at least a year. The type of school and whether it’s internationally-based also affects costs.

Graduates from this type of program can expect careers in broadcasting, social media, or multimedia. They usually gain the experience needed for positions in small- and medium-sized markets, which eventually prepares them for job openings in larger markets or with major broadcast networks. Some occupation examples include production assistant for a sports network, producer for a Spanish language network, media operations for a professional sports team, and electronic graphics operator for a large cable news network.

Master in Broadcast Journalism programs are offered worldwide by various institutions. They may be campus-based, online, or both. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Broadcast & Digital Journalism

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 USA Syracuse

The Newhouse graduate program in broadcast and digital journalism is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in electronic journalism. [+]

What is the focus of the program?

The Newhouse graduate program in broadcast and digital journalism is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in electronic journalism.

While completing this 40-credit curriculum, you will take courses in:

Writing Information gathering and reporting Editing Producing Anchoring in traditional and new platforms

Our professional faculty members emphasize hands-on experience in all coursework and encourage you to pursue internships at television, radio stations and multimedia news operations. Small class sizes allow for invaluable one-on-one interaction between students and faculty.... [-]


MA in Broadcast Production for Radio and Television

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Ireland Dublin

This production-centred programme will interest graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire editorial and production skills in radio and television broadcasting, and those who want specialist skills in areas such as programme research and production funding for broadcast. [+]

What is Broadcast Production for Radio and Television?

This production-centred programme will interest graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire editorial and production skills in radio and television broadcasting, and those who want specialist skills in areas such as programme research and production funding for broadcast. The programme equips students with the essential production practices to pursue a career in radio and television production.

The MA includes studio production techniques; editorial and scriptwriting skills; single and multi-camera operation; microphone and sound recording skills; production management; radio and television presentation, production and direction; editing for radio and television. ... [-]