Online Journalism (P5004)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module will build on two modules in the autumn term: News and Feature Writing and Photojournalism. It will also be closely linked to the spring module Audiovisual Journalism.

This module will enhance your knowledge and skills for the online news environment. You will improve your information-gathering skills with web-based tools, learn how to integrate social networking media into the process of news gathering and dissemination, learn to write news for the web and mobile devices, and produce and package journalistic content for online consumption using multimedia tools. You will also explore ethical issues in online journalism and critically reflect on their practice of online news production.

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 33 hours of contact time and about 117 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.


This module is offered on the following courses: