Journalism

Train to be a reporter with the skills to dig out exclusive stories and work in a busy newsroom.

Our Masters and PhD courses:

International Journalism MA

Our International Journalism MA has a global focus and offers you the chance to learn how to research and write news and features, and create and adapt news stories across several platforms.

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What can I read to prepare? 

Allan S (2005) Journalism: Critical Issues Open University

Randall, D. (2011) The Universal Journalist Pluto Press

International news sites such as CCTV, Al Jazeera, Russia Today and the BBC.

Journalism and Documentary Practice MA

Our Journalism and Documentary Practice MA gives you the skills to research, write, edit and design pages for print and digital media. You are also given practical training in documentary making.

Find out more about our Journalism and Documentary Practice MA

What can I read to prepare?

Allan, S. (2010) News Culture (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies) 3rd ed. Open University

Wilma de Jong, Jerry Rothwell and Erk Knudsen (2012) Creative Documentary: theory and practice Harlow: Pearson    

Bill Nichols (2006) Introduction to Documentary 2nd edition Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press    

Curran, J. (ed.) (2010) Mass Media and Society. 5th ed. London: Bloomsbury.

Journalism and Media Studies MA

Our MA in Journalism and Media Studies is designed for students who would like to develop both practical skills in journalism and critical-analytical skills in researching the media industries. On this course, students learn essential journalistic skills in a fast-changing multimedia context. Students also explore interdisciplinary issues and debates about journalism and news production in relation to contemporary media, culture and society.

Find out more about our Journalism and Media Studies MA

What can I read to prepare?

Books:

  • Nick Couldry (2019). Media: Why it matters. Polity. 
  • James Curran and Jean Seaton, (2018). Power without responsibility: Press, broadcasting and the internet in Britain. 8th edn. Routledge.
  • Allan, S. (2010) News Culture (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies) 3rd ed. Open University
  • Randall, D. (2021) The Universal Journalist 6th edition. Pluto Press
  • Terry Flew (2018). Understanding global media. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Thussu, D. K., De Burgh, H., & Shi, A. (Eds.). (2017). China's media go global.  Routledge.

Podcasts:

Journalism Studies PhD

As a Journalism PhD student at Sussex you: 

  • explore questions about the practices, products and political cultures of journalism, while developing research skills and knowledge that are relevant to a range of careers
  • attend weekly masterclasses and research seminars as well as events organised by national and international journalists
  • can get involved with the University newspaper, radio and television channel and local newspapers, news websites, radio and television stations to develop your practical skills.

 

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See also

Masterclasses 

You will have the opportunity to join masterclasses delivered by industry professionals and to visit local media organisations.

Recent master classes have been delivered by:

  • Nick Davis (Guardian journalist)
  • Roy Greenslade (City University and Guardian journalist)
  • Diane Smyth (British Journal Photographer).
Yasmine's student perspective

'Having heard superb things about the University and Brighton as a location, I decided to come here to study my Masters.'

Yasmine Djadoudi
Journalism
 MA