Practical Journalism

Why study this module?

This module introduces you to some of the key concepts within journalism such as the practical and analytical aspects of professional news writing and collaboration in teams for producing news stories. Throughout the module you’ll gain newsgathering skills and learn how to analyse reports, press releases and user-generated content, whilst discussing the ethical, legal and commercial constraints on journalists.

All of our summer school modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS, and upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

Applications now open!

 

To register for this Summer School module you will need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2021

Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on our summer school if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree with another university.

More about this module

During this module you will: 

  • gain an understanding of the basic professional techniques and processes involved in news gathering and writing 
  • learn the skills needed to develop stories from a variety of sources using a range of research and information gathering techniques 
  • have the opportunity to work in teams producing news stories tailored to different outlets 
  • create original journalism for different platforms 
  • grasp of concepts of news and news values in an industry context, with regard to ethics and the law 
Teaching and assessment

The module will be assessed by a portfolio and a timed class exercise. Contribution in class will be measured by a self-reflective grid, moderated by tutors at the end of the teaching period.

Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400.

If you would like to take two summer school modules, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

If you want to take this module alongside our Internship module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £3,500.

How to apply

To register for this Summer School module you will need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2021

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Noelle and Johanna from the summer school team at studyabroad@londonmet.ac.uk