Practising Journalism (P5000)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The module introduces you to basic characteristics of non-linear storytelling as practiced on the websites of professional and citizen journalists. Readings on the subject as well as examples of actual websites will enable you to address underlying conceptual questions (eg do journalistic practices and narratives differ in online and offline environments? Does non-linear storytelling alter the relationship between journalists and their audiences?) as well as practical issues faced in the production of online journalism. The module aims to combine a critical approach to online journalistic outputs while developing a practical understanding and hands-on approach to your own online projects. You will complete a web-based journalistic project upon the completion of the module.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 49 hours of contact time and about 101 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: