JOURNALISM & MEDIA STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM & MEDIA STUDIES

Overview

Journalists work in an environment where accuracy and professionalism are vital in creating and sustaining a reputation in a highly competitive industry. Journalism has developed immeasurably and the increasing demand for effective communication has encouraged the diversification of media and journalistic forms aided by the integration of modern technology.

 

Objectives

  • Provide students with an understanding of the role of different media in modern society
  • Equip students with a thorough grounding in the role of a journalist
  • Equip knowledge of specific media roles and skills
  • Equip students with the skills to research, write and present effective copies
  • Provide students with skills in presenting publication foo the market place
  • Ensure students are aware of the legal environment in which the media operates

 

Prospects

A program in Journalism and Media studies in our institution helps graduates to emerge with a strong subject-matter grounding that enables them to locate news events in their larger context, ask more informed questions, and to authoritatively evaluate claims made by sources. A student taking a journalism course at the institution may secure a career along three main areas; broadcasting, print and electronic media, or public relations and online media.

COURSEDURATIONEXAM BODYSUBJECTS
Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies (Level 4)9 MonthsABMAConstructing a Story in Journalism, Interviewing and Research in Journalism, Broadcasting, Internet Broadcasting, Public Relations for Journalists, Broadcast Journalism.
Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies (Level 5)9 MonthsABMAPrint and Online Journalism, Journalism and the Law, Convergent Journalism, Notation and Transcription for Journalists, Editing Roles in Journalism.
Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies (Level 6)9 MonthsABMAPrinciples and the Role of Journalism, Specialized Reporting in the Media, Investigative Journalism, Freedom of Information and Media Law, Standards and Ethics in Journalism

Careers

Newspaper editors

Managing editors

Staff writers

Reporters

Designers

Correspondence and photojournalists

Online content mangers

Producers

Directors

Script writers

Actors

Presenter – Radio and T.V

Broadcast Journalists

Sales and Marketing Officers

Public Relations officers

Event & Script writers