The media industry is constantly changing, and you want to enter it bang up to date – with cross-industry editorial and production skills gained from experience of working in radio studios, edit suites and our newsroom, equipped with the latest Apple technology and Press Association news feeds.
Taught by professionals with print, broadcast and academic expertise you will become skilled in news gathering and reporting including location work and feature writing, and develop an understanding of journalism in a globalised age.
BJTC Vote 2017
The University of Bedfordshire’s journalism team proposed and organised, through the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the collaboration of 13 universities reporting the general election of 2017. Bedfordshire students from across our journalism courses, from first years to postgraduate students, planned, produced and presented the overnight programme as well as joining students from other universities reporting from the counts. See the team in action here on this BJTC video.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn cross-industry editorial and production skills, using industry-standard equipment, from experts in the field
- Study aspects of journalism in practice, including media law, ethics and public administration, preparing you to enter the industry either as employee or freelancer
- Develop your knowledge of theory and current practice in journalism, and insights into future developments
- Gain practical skills in news gathering, features writing and editing, producing and presenting your work across platforms including radio, internet, video and print
- Explore and build links with journalism and wider creative industries through work experience opportunities
- Benefit from a course which reflects industry demand for graduates with the skills to enter careers in print, broadcast and online publishing. Journalists work at local, regional, national and international levels. Other career paths include research, sub-editing, production, editorial, new media production, or as a columnist in regional, national or international media companies.
- First class tuition in general journalism across a range of platforms from industry specialists
- Opportunity to have your own radio show on our community radio station, RadioLab
- Report from Year 1 for our news website
- Master the law and the regulation you need to operate as a professional journalist
- Study the world of sport in depth, hearing from leading academics and participants
- Great trips and lots of guest speakers from the world of both sport and the media
Former BBC Sports Correspondent, Adrian Warner joined the University in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer. During a reporting career which began in 1988, he’s covered 13 Olympics and five World Cups. He’s worked for the Evening Standard, Reuters and the BBC and reported from more than 25 countries.Adrian Warner broadcasting
He’ll combine teaching you with continuing to report major sporting events.
Adrian has recently covered the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Reuters news agency. You can follow his work in industry via Twitter – @adrian_warner
We will help you find your feet in the media industry. Successful graduates and current journalism students share good and bad practice and help you network. Lecturers will draw on their experience, encouraging good working practices and localising bad ones. Professionals from the industry will watch you work, advise you on improvements, give you tips on getting into the industry and guest lecture. Trips are made to courts, councils and Parliament, reinforcing your understanding of media law and public administration.
You will have opportunities to work on the University community radio station, RadioLab, write and edit and for the student newspaper and follow alumni in attaining work experience with local media, such as the Bedfordshire on Sunday newspaper group and BBC Three Counties Radio, as well as opportunities in nearby London.
The transferable and relevant skills which you will acquire remain in demand in the fields of publishing; copywriting, public relations work; in-house press office positions; teaching; sports journalism; media research; digital media production and academia.