A UK university has launched a new masters degree in international multimedia journalism in China.
The 12-month University of Bolton course will be taught in Beijing and has been created through a partnership with Beijing Foreign Studies University.
It will be taught in English and concentrates on developing skills for journalists to deliver stories through multiple digital platforms.
The new masters course builds on the university’s photojournalism MA which was based in Dalian, China, but has now closed because of the lecturing team’s move to Beijing.
Course leader Dr Dave Clark said: “The course is taught by influential international instructors and seeks to train both students and practicing journalists to embrace new media and find innovative ways to tell their stories on multiple platforms.
“The course is specifically designed to prepare journalists wanting to work internationally with the skills needed to work innovatively on stories across multi-platforms.
“We have had great success in Dalian, attracting talented and committed students who have moved on to develop impressive careers with world-renowned media organisations such as Bloomberg, Stern, Reuters and Xinhua. Others have returned to their home countries to build their own, flourishing operations.”
The MA course will include allowing students to undertake creative projects requiring an understanding of new technologies and an ability to apply them in a journalistic context.
Lensman (03/08/2010 16:13:43)
Hope they’re not going to end up earning Chinese style wages!