Broadcast Journalism


Do you aspire to work in radio or TV in front of the camera as a news presenter, reporter or foreign correspondent or want to work behind the scenes as a producer, editor or researcher?

Broadcast journalism is the field of news and journals which are broadcast by electronic methods instead of the older methods, such as printed newspapers and posters. It works on radio, television, and the World Wide Web. Such media disperse pictures, visual text, and sounds.

Broadcast journalism reports information to the public through media such as radio and television. Branches of broadcast journalism include sports, weather, traffic, news and entertainment. Broadcast journalism can also take the form of investigative, watchdog and opinion types.

This is a degree that combines practical training and professional work placements, with a solid academic base. You’ll be situated in purpose-built facilities in the Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism, where you’ll not only learn the skills needed to work in a broadcast newsroom, but also have the opportunity to contribute to news programmes and website content for television stations.

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You’ll develop your practical skills in radio, television and online. Teaching and learning activities include writing for broadcast, research, interviewing, radio and television recording and editing and news reading.

You’ll also spend a considerable time learning the skills necessary to be able to use broadcast equipment and IT systems. You’ll take part in in mock news-day activities which simulate the real world. These take place on a weekly basis at key stages during your course of study and also as a rolling week of news day activity. Staff act as consultant editors, as do representatives from industry. Roles on news days are rotated and cover: news reading, presenting, reporting, television gallery roles and editing.

Broadcasting is a challenging and competitive field, but it can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling. As in every field of study, you must make sure you are ready to handle the demands of a future career in broadcast.