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MAMultiplatform and Mobile Journalism

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Our MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism is a cutting edge course designed to give you the online and multiplatform skills needed to work within a growing number of jobs in the media and beyond.

Studying under internationally renowned course leaders in a city with a vibrant cultural sector you’ll learn exciting new skills in interactivity and data journalism, social media storytelling, online and broadcast journalism, multimedia production and content strategy

Like journalism itself, this practical course is fast and dynamic, and you’ll be expected to work in a range of newsroom contexts within weeks of starting your course.

Under the guidance of award-winning journalists who have worked with organisations ranging from the BBC and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism to commercial radio and magazines, you’ll develop a keen eye for a story. You’ll also develop advanced newsgathering and data journalism techniques that help you establish the facts, experience how to work within a range of newsroom contexts and tell those stories across a range of online and social media platforms.

You’ll have access to some of the industry’s most respected journalists who are working in the field now, learn about the legal, commercial and ethical contexts surrounding the future of journalism During your study you’ll have the opportunity to work on a live, professional journalism project with a client as you make a name for yourself in your chosen sector.

You’ll also have access to the facilities at the university’s new Parkside campus, including radio and TV studios, and audio and video editing suites. You’ll have access to video and still cameras, audio recording equipment and mobile journalism kits to get out and capture the story. You’ll be expected to find and report stories regularly, experimenting with new formats and platforms while exploring and testing the latest research into this exciting period in journalism’s development.

As the course progresses you will develop more specialist skills and connect with others already in the industry, building your reputation as you prepare to enter the industry.

Career opportunities

Graduate employability on the course is extremely high, with alumni working as:

- Digital editors
- Reporters
- Social media managers
- Data journalists
- Data designers
- Production assistants
- UGC reporters
- Journalism consultants and professors
- Media analysts

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States