This programme equips students with the range of skills necessary for entry level positions in journalism and related media fields. Digital technology is transforming the way news is gathered and delivered and students combine the basics of gathering, writing, video and audio with exploring the constantly changing online delivery platforms such as social media.
Areas covered in this programme include:
Finding news, researching, interviewing, note-taking, contacts.
News style, writing for mobile device viewing, accuracy, grammar.
Social media, professional practice online, your brand.
Journalism law and context
History, current affairs, defamation, privacy, te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Photography, videography, video editing, interviewing, presenting to camera, adding text.
Recording, editing, packaging, voice skills, interviewing, writing for the ear.
Storytelling for news
News types such as diversity, sport, local government, police and emergency services.
Working in a newsroom
Roles, teamwork, collaborating
National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] or equivalent skills and knowledge and evidence of ability based on interview and writing test
Proven equivalence to entry requirements plus IELTS 6.5 (in all bands), or equivalent