Digital Journalism

Module code: MS7036
Module co-ordinator: Dr Kostas Saltzis

Module Outline

This module examines the recent developments in the news industry and new media journalism. It is therefore looking at the various new forms of journalism and news outputs that have evolved out of new media, while also examining some of the transformations in the production of news within traditional news organisations. This module discusses how the role of journalism is challenged in a radically changing media environment. It further looks at the way in which digital news production impacts upon working practices and techniques as well as on the news product. Finally it examines how increased audience participation, information sharing and the emergence of alternative news sources define the new news ecology for the 21st century.


  • 11 hours of lectures
  • 6 hours of seminars
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 132 hours of guided independent study


  • Electronic portfolio, 3,000 words (100%)
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