Online Journalism: Theory and Practice

Module code: MS3025

This module introduces the theory and the practice of online journalism.  It provides a theoretical overview of the production of, and the associated issues with, online journalism. It offers you an opportunity to gain hands on experience in online journalism practice, through the planning and the producing of an online journalism group project.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to online journalism
  • Journalistic work in transition
  • News writing, dissemination and audience engagement
  • Blogging + Podcast/Audio
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Data and journalism
  • Online journalism, politics and citizens
  • The business of online journalism
  • Continuing debates and issues
  • Project show 
  • Assignment guidance