The Journalism Specialisation offers an exciting opportunity to prospective journalists and media practitioners to immerse themselves into the business of news and information gathering. Not only will you get to develop the skills and practices needed to excel in a modern, digitalised newsroom, you will also be exposed to the different types of news reporting and writing. Here in Taylor's School of Communication, we are committed towards incorporating a multi-skilled approach – academically and practically – to ensure you have what employers in the 21st century news media environment are looking for.
You will be taught:
- The realities of the 24-hour modern newsroom
- Different forms of news writing techniques
- Conducting effective interviews
- Discerning facts and truth from fiction and falsehoods
- Produce engaging content for print and digital platforms
You learn through:
- Practical projects
- Lectures and seminars
- Commercial opportunities with real-world clients
- Critical thinking and group work skills
- Employability workshops
- Guest speakers and masterclasses
- Development of your portfolio
This course is aimed at acquainting students with the principles of news writing and putting them into practice. The course teaches students how to write a news story, attribute it to the news sources and learn how to conduct interviews and gather information. Students will also be exposed to various styles of hard news writing in Malaysia.
This course helps students to develop their writing skills and build their communication confidence. It draws upon the discipline of writing for publication and links it with the rigours of literary creativity. The course components will enable the students to be informative, entertaining, and persuasive whilst observing media conventions of accuracy, brevity, and clarity.
This course introduces students to engagement with online content, touching on technical capabilities, cultural convergence of new media and old media, and its impact on news and reporting. It also prepares the student to produce on multiple platforms to meet the needs of integrated news media.
This course helps students to develop their writing skills, designing ability and organising/managing skills. It draws upon the discipline of news production, writing for publication and designing creativity. The course components will enable the students to get the practical skills needed to produce and run a newspaper and magazine.
This course helps students to develop their skills in photography and storytelling through visuals. It draws upon the discipline of photography and graphic principles. The course components will enable the students to get the practical skills needed to produce relevant, well-composed and high quality photographs.
This course introduces the fundamentals of broadcast news, for radio and tv, and examines the current practices and trends. During the course, skills for the production of newscasts will be developed. These skills include retrieving and recording news through audio and video equipment and the production of newscasts.
When you’ve successfully completed this specialisation, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:
This specialisation is offered as an option as part of the Bachelor's (Hons) in Mass Communication. Click below to learn more about the programme.