Distance Learning Programmes in Journalism & Media

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Journalism and media includes all practices, tools, techniques and channels of mass communication. It deals with the distribution of news, information and entertainment to an audience, through various means, from print and broadcasts, to digital new media. Journalists are experts in communication who investigate facts, gather and filter information, and deliver it to the public. They can become specialised journalists in areas such as business, economy, industry, fashion and wellness, and many more.

Departments and schools of communication and information, as well as accredited media studies centres, offer a wide range of degrees, certificates and concentrations related to the field of journalism and media. Specialisations of Bachelors and Masters in Journalism include broadcast journalism, digital journalism, enterprise journalism, political journalism, journalism design and graphics, science and environmental journalism, public relations and advertising, sports journalism, to name a few.

Programmes deliver essential skills for working in media organisations, such as excellent written and spoken communication skills, critical thinking, an ethical and responsible attitude, and technical skills.

Career prospects include numerous positions in the traditional areas of journalism, as well as in free-lance writing, book editing and publishing, advertising, public relations, corporate communication, media research and more. Professionals work as reporters, international correspondents, press agency journalists, scientific journalists, social media managers, technical writers, copywriters, editors, and photojournalists, presenters, spokes-persons and cameramen.

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Suggested Online Programmes Journalism & Media

M.A. Media Studies

The Master of Arts program in Media Studies at The New School offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in media theory, design, and practice with an emphasis on the production of video, audio, and web-based media.

School of Media Studies
M.A. Global Film and Television

The new MA in Global Film and Television is an online course, offering a range of distinct critical and theoretical approaches. You will be asked to explore the dynamic relationship between visual style and social commentary in work of film and television from around the world. This Global Film and Television programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.

UH Online
M.Sc. Psychology - Media Psychology

Walden University’s M.S. in Psychology examines the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior through a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. This program offers a range of specializations, providing the opportunity to evaluate and design research methods based on your individual interests and goals.

Master Journalism

Gain the writing and reporting skills necessary for success as a journalist in the digital age. The Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism degree from Harvard University consists of 12 courses—three of which you take to gain admission. Courses are offered on campus and online.

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