Journalism education at UTS is based on the principle that journalism exists to inform the public – and that the public has a right to know. This degree develops professional skills across all media and critically engages with the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism.
This course is designed to meet the essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for a career in journalism. Students gain a crucial understanding of the role that journalists play in creating a democratic public sphere, providing a forum for debate and giving voice to diverse communities. The course equips students with advanced research, writing, reporting and analytical skills for online, audio, television, video, print and social media; and knowledge of the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism.
Career options include reporter, producer, editor, social media editor, sub-editor, feature and freelance journalist, investigative journalist, researcher, and...
Career options include reporter, producer, editor, social media editor, sub-editor, feature and freelance journalist, investigative journalist, researcher, and print, broadcast and online media strategist. Graduates are often employed in areas related to journalism, such as communication adviser, content producers and as workers in non-government organisations and other civil society bodies, such as unions, universities and charities.
Students take part in relevant and applied journalism tasks throughout the course, and must undertake a professional internship with a media organisation.