EXPLORATIONS IN JOURNALISM STUDIES AND NEWSWRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
This course offers a comprehensive overview of journalism studies and practice in today’s changing media landscape, offering to students a historical perspective on the development of journalism theories, a comparative view of how journalism varies in Asia and the West, hands-on workshops to master writing for print, broadcast and online media, and a look into the future of journalism in the digital age, where automated technologies and artificial intelligence work alongside human journalists in newsrooms.
At the end of the programme, students can expect to:
- Assess developments in the field of journalism through different theoretical lenses
- Gain new perspectives on journalistic standards and practices in Asia and the West
- Learn writing skills necessary to work in print, broadcast and online newsrooms
- Understand the workings of and skillsets needed to become a journalist in the digital age
Students should have a good command of English, a keen interest in and foundational understanding of the media.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Undergraduate students majoring in or keen to explore journalism.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Hybrid online: 10 hours of asynchronous lessons, 5 hours of tutorial and a final project presentation
MODE OF ASSESSMENT
- Group project
Dr Wu Shangyuan, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Dr Wu Shangyuan is a lecturer at the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore, where she teaches media writing and communication management. She graduated with a PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University in Canada, where she also taught and researched media and communication for ten years at the university and college levels.
Dr Wu’s research areas of interest are journalism in the digital age, with a focus on automated, data and online journalism, as well as global journalism studies, the political economy of communication, comparative media analysis, and development studies. She has published in the peer-reviewed journals of Journalism, Journalism Studies, Information, Communication and Society, Journalism Practice, Digital Journalism, and Global Media and Communication, among others. Dr Wu has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a senior broadcast journalist and presenter at Mediacorp Radio in Singapore, covering the areas of politics, defense and education.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of participation can be found here:
Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
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