This MA is a practical introduction to TV journalism, and aims to teach you the professional conventions of UK news and current affairs broadcast journalism and relevant production skills- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-tv-journalism/
The programme encourages a critical understanding of television journalistic practice, and an informed knowledge of the overall political and industrial contexts in which journalists are now working, including an introduction to multimedia journalism; it locates this understanding and creative development within a wider enquiry into the relationship between media practice and culture.
At the end of the programme you should be familiar with the techniques and practices of television journalism, and conversant with the wider ethical, legal and technological contexts of broadcast journalistic practice.
You will be able to describe the qualities of your own work and of its cultural significance, and have a professional standard portfolio of original television news, current affairs and online reports.
You'll be involved in all aspects of studio work, filmmaking and multimedia web journalism, including editorial experience on eastlondonlines.co.uk, our student-run independent news site. All teaching is workshop-based.
Where practicable and possible, you may undertake a placement of three to four weeks in a news or current affairs production company.
Winner of a Broadcast Journalism Training Council Award for Excellence in Teaching Broadcast Journalism 2007-8.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Linda Lewis.
Modules & Structure
The programme is a practical introduction to TV news journalism. Modules are practical and skills-based, but are taught within a theoretical framework which is only possible in an institution renowned for its research work.
television journalism practice practice theory research methodologies key media law and ethical issues in relation to UK and US media law In the first term you are taught in lectures, small group seminars and practical workshops for a period of approximately 12-15 hours. During the rest of the week, you are expected to work on individual and joint projects without supervision.
In the second term, teaching time of 8-10 hours is usually concentrated on two or three days per week to allow more time for production.
In the third term you are expected to work, with support, on your production for assessment.
Core course Television Journalism Practice- 120 credits Asking the Right Questions: Research and Practice- 15 credits Journalism in Context- 15 credits Media, Law and Ethics- 15 and 30 credits
Essay; unseen examination; production portfolio comprising the research, planning, shooting and editing of original current affairs reports; coursework assessment.
A critical understanding of television journalistic practice an awareness of the techniques appropriate to television journalism project management skills multimedia journalism skills
Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in:
television radio broadcasting the press the web publishing film-making advertising marketing public relations