Key Concepts in Journalism

Module code: JO1001

This module will introduce you to the key theories and concepts associated with journalism. 
You will learn about core topics in detailed lectures before discussing these and applying them to live news in interactive seminars.

Topics covered

  • News Values
  • News Sources
  • Objectivity
  • Gatekeeping
  • Commercial pressures on news
  • Digital news
  • Journalism ethics

Learning

  • 24 hours of lectures
  • 24 hours of seminars
  • 4 hours of tutorials
  • 248 hours of independent study

Assessment

  • Essay plan, 200 words (10%)
  • Essay, 2,000 words (90%)