Department of Informatics and Media

Journalism 2017/2018

First cycle - Continuing Courses

Contact

Martin Landahl martin.landahl@im.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 28 77

Fax: +46 18 471 78 67

In an age when "everybody” can be a journalist, deep knowledge and good communication skills are vital. If you have a Bachelor’s degree you are eligible for our one year journalism course. In your studies you will combine the knowledge from your major with journalistic skills as well as academic reflection on the constraints and possibilities of journalism. Uppsala University is also offering a 30-credit course focusing on the feature-writing genre.

The journalism course stretches over two semesters (one year), and the modules are tightly connected, offering basic knowledge on, and skills in, journalism. It also offers deeper studies in the practical work of feature reporting via an independent project. The course prepares students for journalistic practice in different forms of media, as well a variety of media organisations

The first semester offers an introduction to journalism. The students work with news, features, columns, radio and web journalism, and an exploration into an independent style of expression. Academic analyses of journalism are taught in addition to issues of globalisation, digitalisation, democracy and gender. The students also do field-work as reporters, and to make the assignments relevant and realistic this is done in cooperation with local media organisations.

The second semester gives insight into the practice of, and research on, law and ethics for journalists. During a six-week internship at a media organisation the students gain further experience of journalistic work and the parameters of the labour market.

The final part of the course is an independent feature piece. The students produce a qualified feature piece, investigative or literary, and analyse the project processes and result, using an academic approach.

Contact

Martin Landahl martin.landahl@im.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 28 77

Fax: +46 18 471 78 67