Digital Journalism

Module code: MS7036

There have been a host of transformations in the profession of journalism in the digital age. In this module you will evaluate and assess the impact of these changes on the role of journalism in society. After retrieving research approaches to digital journalism and news, you will critically analyse the issues involved – before presenting analysis clearly and effectively.

Topics covered

  • Online news
  • Media convergence
  • New business models in the news industry
  • News blogs
  • Citizen journalism
  • Multimedia news production

Learning

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

Assessment

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