Canterbury Christ Church University Journalism

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Canterbury Christ Church University Journalism

Journalism and the communications world in general are experiencing an exciting revolution and we want our graduates to have the skills they need to thrive in the new digital era. As the traditional boundaries between print, TV and radio disappear, this course explores how they converge in multimedia and online journalism.

Multimedia journalism is the combination of old forms of media with the new; it is where journalism is today. To work in journalism in the 21st Century, our graduates will need to master both traditional and contemporary methods − which is why we teach everything from timeless newsgathering skills to social media monitoring and mobile journalism.

The course offers the chance to do this with stimulating and engaging modules that give students the chance to acquire skills in print, radio and TV separately and together in a fresh multimedia environment.

Our approach is practical and hands on. We believe you learn more and enjoy it more if you are practicing what we teach. Taught by seasoned media professionals and academics, as well as regular sessions from senior journalists in the industry, the course concentrates on practical workshops across all media, giving students the chance to try out their skills in Newsdays and live studio events.

The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council who described it as a “Gold Star’” course. They also praised our strategy for delivering professional skills, centred around print, broadcast, and described online Newsdays, as “exemplary.”

Our External Examiner, Sarah Rowlands, co-author of The Broadcast Journalism Handbook, described the online journalism work at Canterbury Christ Church University as “cutting edge” and “amongst the best student online work I’ve ever seen.”

Overall student satisfaction with this course was 94% in the 2015 National Student Survey. 80% of our graduates have a graduate-level job or are in further study when surveyed six months after graduation, according to the latest survey of Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education.

Top reason to choose this course

Taught by media professionals with substantial experience of working at senior levels in journalism. Small and friendly, but packed full of practical skills, and that’s why we have such a high student satisfaction rating and employment record for our graduates. That close relationship continues through to the industry, as our graduates return to help current students find their first jobs and placements.

Awards

John McGhie –TV and Online Tutor.

  • Winner of New York Golden Globes Award for Best TV News Investigation (C4 film showing how the UN was involved with sex trafficking in Sarajevo).
  • Winner Best Environmental Film, BBC2 news documentary showing the epic North Sea struggle between Greenpeace and Shell in the “Battle for Brent Spar”.
  • Winner of the Special Red Cross prize at the Monte Carlo film festival for White Terror – a BBC Correspondent investigation exposing British war crimes against the Mau Mau.

Jonny Greatrex – Programme Director and Online and Print tutor.

  • Regional Press Awards Website of the Year 2015
  • Regional Press Awards Digital Award 2015 – Birmingham Pub Bombings 40thAnniversary
  • Midland Media Awards Campaign of the Year 2015 – Birmingham Pub Bombings memorial Thunderclap
  • Midland Media Awards Online Journalist of the year 2009

Jamie Stephens – TV and Radio Journalism Tutor

  • Winner EDF awards 2014. Best TV programme for ITV Meridian’s live D Day anniversary coverage.
  • Honorary WEBBY awards 2010. Best music website for Balcony TV.
  • Radio1 SRA award. Best Outside Broadcast 2009 and 2010.
  • Radio 1 SRA award. Technical achievement award 2010.
  • Radio 1 SRA award. Best southeast radio station for CSR FM 2009.
  • KM Broadcast journalist of the year 2004 and 2006
  • KM Multimedia Journalist of the Year 2006

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