Youth Programme: Journalism and New Media




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


Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


University students with a good command of English and a keen interest in and foundational understanding of the media


Undergraduate students who are major in or keen to explore journalism


23 hours of asynchronous e-learning and 8 hours of synchronous sessions, including tutorial and final presentation


  • Continuous Assessment: 5 tutorial exercises to be submitted at the end of class from Week 1 to 5.

  • Final Assessment: To create a multimedia feature story on a newsworthy topic of their choice; the main text should consist of 700 words, with two original captioned photos and an accompanying social media post to publicize the story

 Dr Wu Shangyuan

Dr Wu Shangyuan
Department of Communications and New Media
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

Dr Wu Shangyuan is a lecturer and media researcher at the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore, where she teaches media writing, journalism, communication management, and cultural studies. 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, immersive, and online journalism, as well as global journalism studies, the political economy of communication, media and democracy, and comparative media analysis. 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.



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 completion 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:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
14 January to 12 February 2023
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here

29 September 2022