spring modules


This week we completed the first run of our editing and design module and this month we open one new module and one module repeating from last spring:

NEW Media Law, Ethics and Public Affairs, Wed and Thur evenings from Feb. 19. This course is taught by Paul Anderson, longtime subeditor for The Guardian and lecturer at two other journalism schools, and will use the latest, just revised version of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists, the Oxford/NCTJ text. It’s suitable not only for working journalists but also for anyone who is or wants to be a social media manager, and anyone who needs a better understanding of government for work.

Digital Freelancing and Features with Arts Writing, Tues evenings from Feb. 25. Once again we offer this all-in-one introduction to building your own specialist feature writing business, including coming up with story ideas, researching and interviewing, structuring the story, marketing it, and putting it online with multimedia. Students write short profiles and reviews and work on a long original piece that we’ll pitch to editors. We’ll meet artists and arts journalists and help cover the Pulse Fringe Festival later in the spring. This course is taught by Diana ben-Aaron, course leader for journalism and former reporter for Bloomberg News and experienced freelancer.

Modules give credit toward the MA Journalism and can also be taken one at a time on a CPD basis. For more information about the MA Journalism, see here (note the Masters scholarship for 2013 UCS graduates), for an application, see here, and to contact the course leader, e-mail D.ben-Aaron@ucs.ac.uk.